Tammy - posted on 11/08/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
Okay, so with my daughter. I LOVE watching the "Supernanny" on tv. (After my daughter is in bed). So, I have learned a lot and even though my daughter is 2, she is just beginning.
My problem is with hitting. I do not know where she picked it up from. The only time I remember, which it may have stemmed from in the beginning (she was about 14 months old) is when she accidently turned with her hand in the air one day, she hit my nose so hard I actually felt all the bones shift in my forehead. (Thankfully, no bleeding, but now I have constant sinus problems). My facial reaction is what made her react......... I remember being shocked, but it was the first time I actually caught this kid give the best belly laugh ever. I wish someone was filming me, because I didnt think it was funny. It actually brought tears to my eyes. It took me about 7 months to break her of hitting me. She slapped me all the time. Right when I didnt expect it. She thought it was funny.
So, now, it begins again. This time out of frustration. She is talking but not all the way. When she cant get what she wants she hits me. So, I began the time out chair. I do it exactly as Supernanny has taught....... for those of you who watch. Now her habit is premeditated. She comes to me hits me and says,"I go to naughty chair now". and punishes herself! Now, how am I supposed to deal with that? (As I write this, I am laughing hysterically, because my husband and I have discussed this in private and we truly do not know what to do next.) We do not want to use her bed as a punishment. We want her to always know that her bedroom is her place of peace. No stress.
**In case you are wondering. I follow through all the way, all the time. I keep her busy all the time. We do things together. I am not off doing my thing while she is doing hers. If I am cleaning, she likes to help me clean, so I give her jobs to do. She loves helping.
Dont get me wrong, she is the most loving child a lot of the time, then she gets tired of being that way and decides she wants a little bad attention.