Kriss - posted on 06/20/2011 ( 83 moms have responded )
Hello! I have a little boy who just turned two. He is normally a very sweet and agreeable child, but we have now entered the "NO!" phase of the terrible twos. I will suggest that he do something - take a bath, eat his dinner, etc., and he often responds with a loud "NO!". When I go get him and insist that he do what I say, he will say "NO!" again, and then he hits me. I will tell him firmly not to hit, but he doesn't stop...he keeps yelling "no" and hitting me until I put him down and walk away. And even this doesn't stop it in the moment - "time outs" don't get through to him, and he hits again as soon as I go back to him. If I get angry, or try to hold onto his hands so he can't hit, he thinks it's funny, which of course makes things even worse! How can I get him to stop hitting, and also to understand it's not funny when Mommy is upset with him, and that what I say, goes?