WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR TODDLER HITS THIER BABY SIBLING

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Connie - posted on 07/17/2012

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Hitting is common when the toddler doesn't have impulse control. When my 3 year old hits, pushes or pokes I focus all my attention FIRST on the child who was hurt. Big hugs, kisses and shower him with affection while saying things like hitting hurts, that's not nice, I'm sorry baby got hurt. Then I address the hitter with how do you think the baby felt when you hit him and remind him what he should have done and even have him practice a few times what he should have said instead of hitting. Then he should say I'm sorry I hit you an make amends with hug or pat on the back. Reminding him that our rule is we do not hit. Then repeat the next 6000 times he does it

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