Erika - posted on 08/02/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 14 month old son Cylas hits people when he is mad or gets too excited. Sometimes even for no specific reason. He hits me, his father, his grandma, his aunt, and sometimes other kids his age. I feel like I have tried everything from time outs, yelling, just talking, making him look at me and saying "Ouch! We don't hit mommy. We are nice to mommy". But nothing seems to work. Ive tried ignoring him but that just leads to more hitting and yelling. I don't understand where he could have picked up this behavior from, as no one around him hit or are aggressive. I keep thinking to myself that this is a phase since he has always been advanced for his age and is already well into his Terrible Twos at his age, but he won't stop. Any advice would be much appreciated!