Jessica - posted on 12/13/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son hits, mainly me. I am not big on spaking and I don't see how me spanking him is a good example for him to not hit. I walk away from him, I try to talk to him...eventually he will stop (5 mins. maybe). Then he wants me to hold him and says he is sorry. I talk to him and tell him why it is not ok to hit and that it is not acceptable behavior. He is almost 3 so I feel like he just is not sure how to express that he is mad or upset. This has gone on about 9 months to this degree at least. I do a lot of talking to him about his behavior, but I get to a point that I feel like my almost 3 year old is abusive. I must be crazy but I do not know how to handle this situation. My husband is a lot quicker to discipline than I am, I want to try to talk it out before punishing so I'm sure that is not helping. Please help, I don't know what to do anymore and I do not want to lose my cool with my child or husband!