how do you get a 2 and a half year old boy to stop hitting

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Ripeka - posted on 06/28/2011

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My son went through that phase. I wasnt sure where he had picked it up from but later found out it was through the school holidays when i had my younger twin brothers over and all they watched was UFC fighting. It was really full on for a long while where he was hitting other children, young and old, myself, his father and really anyone that was within reach. All i could do was remove him from the situation, explain why i was doing this, even though most times he didnt listen, and give him time out. Its a tough situation because it wasnt something that just stopped right away. Perseverance is something you need and tough skin, if he's hitting you too.

Jodi - posted on 06/28/2011

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Do you mean hitting you? Hitting others? Does he do it when he is angry, or for attention, or frustrated?

Generally, you should redirect, place in time out or remove him from the situation. But how you deal with it would depend on when he is doing it.

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