Marissa - posted on 12/21/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son is a year and a half and he has just recently started getting very rough. He'll throw his toys (sometimes at people), he'll out of nowhere come up and hit you or hit other things. He never used to be this way. I'm worried because we have another little one on the way next year and I want him to know what being gentle is so he doesn't hurt the new baby. Is it a phase that will pass? We try to tell him to be gentle and that hitting hurts or if he continuously throws things we take them away from him. Is there anything else we could be doing to enforce gentler behavior or is this just something that all boys go through at some point and it will pass...?