Debby - posted on 10/22/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
Recently, my step brother and his 16 months old baby girl moved in with us to share a room. Of course my son would naturally feel jealous when when another baby is present, but he still managed to share his toys and plays with her. Not even a month later, he started to hit her every time he sees her. He would chase her around the living room and kitchen for an hour, just determined to hit her. Her mother had to carry and block him from getting towards her. As a punishment, I held his hands behind his back and made him sit for 15 mins in one spot, at the same telling him, no! I am just curious to why his attitude changed all of a sudden, and is this normal. If not, what can I do to teach him not to do so, cause it seems like the more I tell him not to do it, the more he does.