Violence with my 17 month old

Sam - posted on 05/17/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 17 month old son has been hitting,punching and kicking not just furniture but us too I am really confused as to how it has started because us as a family have never showed any violence or anger around each other how do I stop it PLEASE HELP

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Billie - posted on 05/17/2013

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What do you do when he does it? With my son I'd instantly put him down if we were playing or put him in his playpen and say "NO. We don't hit." Then leave him there for a few minutes. Took repetition but eventually he knocked it off because he didn't want playtime over. :)

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