what is the best way to discipline a 16 month old for hitting

Sheila - posted on 12/16/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello there I have a 16 month old daughter. Her name is Kyla. She is a really good kid except she was around this little boy who hit his mother and all she did was laugh and did not discipline him at all. So now my little girl thinks its okay to hit and get away with it. What are some good ways I can break this? I am a new mom so this is all new to me. Not sure what to do on this.

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Carrie - posted on 12/17/2013

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I never had too much of a problem with the hitting thing but the few times it reared it's ugly head in our house I would very calmly (yes I know that's hard) put my son in his play pen, remove all his toys and tell him we don't hit. I would use a modified loud voice...I wouldn't yell at him but I would speak a little louder than usual and I would be very firm...My husband calls it the "mom voice" I would leave him there for about 5 minutes and go back over to him, tell him again we do not hit and I would take him out if he hit again right back in he went with the same routine. A friend of mine has had issues with this and has said it is a habit that breaks slowly but consistency is the key.

Sheila - posted on 12/16/2013

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The way I have been going about punishing her is sitting her on the couch for 5 minutes without any toys and stuff like that. She cries of course like any kid in trouble. But then after she has done her time on the couch she goes right back to hitting again. I do not understand this. I want her to be around other kids but i cant have her around someones kid who has no discipline at all. Today for example. She hit me i put her in time out on the couch and she cried. After her punishment she was okay did not hit me at all. But then about 30 min later We are back at square one all over again. i feel like if i do the wrong thing then someone is going to call CPS on me like they have in the past. They did nothing of course but it scares me to punish her due to them

Marie Elizabeth - posted on 12/16/2013

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You should show that tou are in charge, and that it isn't ok while in a calm manner.

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