My 3 yr old girl won't stop hitting and biting.

Vanessa - posted on 07/10/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My lovely little girl will not stop hitting and biting. I've read the books, googled the articles, talked to family members, and we're still in despair. Her 5 year old brother is beside himself. He doesn't know what to do but more importantly I don't know what do to anymore. Read books, googled articles, talked to the Ped, but it's just a constant. She's joyous for half hour and then Pow. We've tried time outs, apologies are a constant (for years), trying to get to her before she acts, talking to her about it in a thousand different ways. After she bit her brother tonight I just realized she hasn't changed in years. I'm not going to spank her, it won't help. I don't know how to teach her to stop before acting. She's a funny engaging little girl but her violence just continues.
Any help Mama's would be appreciated.

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Vanessa - posted on 07/11/2013

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Yeah, they'll grow out of it right? I just find myself getting angry and frustrated at her and I know that just fuels her fire. And then I get angry with myself. And I don't care how many books I read on being a Zen Mom, it just ain't gonna happen with a 3 year old in the house. I mean how many deep breaths can I take in an hour before I pass out? 0-; Anyway, good to hear there's another Mom struggling with her mighty little girl. I'll let you know if I hear any good ideas. Thanks so much!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/11/2013

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PLEASE share if you find the remedy. I also have a 3 year old girl, and she hits her brother who is 7 all day long. I am in the same exact place as you without the biting though. I have done everything. She just won't stop. I am having to get hardcore about timeouts, and sometimes that works, but last night after her t/o and saying sorry to her brother, immediately she hit him again. It is driving us batty. Just know you are not alone.

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