Mellody - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
my little girl smacks my face, chest, anywhere, she grabs my skin, and pulls. scratches me. etc. She doesnt seem to do it to be "abusive", and its not as though shes angry or lashig out, although she does do it when shes upset, when i take something away etc.... she just doesnt seem to understand that it hurts.
I tell her, no that hurts, or stop slapping. i take her hands and hold them still when she does it to make her stop. and if she doesnt stop sometimes ill give her a pinch or a little slap on the hand to show that whats shes doing doesnt feel nice(dont like to do this often because i think it encourages slapping etc. more). But it seems no matter how often i say no or try to stop her,she doesnt stop, now when i say no she cries and makes a fuss.
any ideas as to how i can teach her that its not okay to do this??. i reaslize that smacking can show her that it doesnt feel nice but it means that eventually shes gonig to get usd to the smack and its not going to be affective.
Im looking for other ways so this doesnt become a repetative "battle".