18m year old son hits people

Swazi - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son throws things in rage and hits and smacks everyone. i cant send him to preschool coz i am forseeing problems. He is highly energetic. Doesn't sit still etc Am so worried.


Susan - posted on 09/10/2009




Time out works wonders for my 20m son. He goes to daycare, and that is where he leaned all the hitting and bitting from. So now I put him in time out after I give 3 verbal warnings, each getting a little stronger. So by the 4th time him hits or smacks or whatever, I put him in his timeout chair in the corner. I tell him why he is being put there, and I make him sit there for a full minute. If he gets up, I start he minute over. The first time you do this, it may go on for about an hour or so. But trust me, once they understand the 'timeout' it works wonders. After the minute is up, I tell him to come to me and give me a hug. And all is back to normal. Of course we will start the whole process over again if the starts up again. But now after doing this for a month or so, all I have to do is say 'you want to go to time out', and he stops (almost everytime).

Hope this helps.

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