Angela - posted on 12/28/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have a 3.5 yr old boy and recently he has developed a problem - he has started hitting and talking about hitting/kicking/punching etc. This problem escalates considerably when his father is around. His father and I do not live together and my son seems like a different person when his father is around - he is much more aggressive and short-tempered. When his father is not around he is even tempered and more relaxed - he can be with anyone (school, grandma, etc) and behave fine without things escelating...I dont know what to do. His father has been and continues to be an abusive man who has basically refused to get help for his own behaviour. My biggest fear is that my son will turn out like his father - any advice on how stop the hitting? Could it just be terrible threes - he missed terrible twos :) Am I over-reacting??