toddler trouble

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

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my 16 month old son has been caught hurting our newest addition to the family, he has been caught sitting on the baby and smacking him now i dont know if this is just a jelousy thing but i need to know what i can do to get him to stop,

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Melissa - posted on 09/10/2009

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Personal opinion- I think he is jealous . He knows he now has to share mommy and daddy with another baby. To him it's a new toy that has your attention. Set aside time for just mommy and him time and daddy and him time. Also, everytime he does something to hurt the baby, get on his level and and tell him he is "not being nice" and redirect his attention somewhere else. He will learn that his actions get a NEGATIVE response from you and hopefully he will stop doing it.

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