Hitting

Alexis - posted on 05/15/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter who is getting ready to turn 9 months has recently started to hit people when she dont get what she wants or is mad...how do i teach her that is not okay?? i understand that she doesnt understand what she is doing wrong,but at the same time i dnt want to act like a accept this behavior from her...help!!

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Revonna - posted on 05/15/2010

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My son does the same thing he hits all the time I let him know that it is not ok every time he hit I tell him no it is not ok for him to do that I never let him get away with hitting so if you keep enforcing that she not hit then eventually she will get it every child goes through a phase it just take time and patient to break them out of it. I hope this helps

Rebecca - posted on 05/15/2010

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Have you ever tapped her hands for touching something she wasn't supposed to? Or maybe another family member? She has picked this up from somewhere so if she does it just take her away from the situation. I know she is too young to really grasp it but just say "oh we don't do that, we use our gentle hands and play nice" move her away and then place her back to play with the other kids. Don't use no too much, try to turn it in to a positive learning experience. With my son i had to so this because he was very controlling over his toys... so he would be moved away and placed back after he had a few minutes to see he could share and i would say things oh big boy's share remember or how about you play with one truck and you give the other to the baby. He's much better now but still needs a reminder from time to time.

Good luck and be glad it's not biting...ugh, that's a challenge!LOL

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Nikki - posted on 05/16/2010

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Tell her to stop and move her away or redirect her to something else. She is too little to understand the concept of time out, it won't help your situation at her age. I agree with Rebecca, encourage her to use her gentle hands. It's possibly just a phase and she will grow out of it soon. Good luck!

Alexis - posted on 05/16/2010

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Thanks Revonna!!!
I also have been trying this..& i think she knws when i say no that im serious....which is good...but i just dnt want her to keep doing this to me & her to think that is okay to do to others...she is getting better!! but there are still battles im still losing..but the best i can do is to keep trying!!
thanks

Alexis - posted on 05/16/2010

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Thanks Rebbecca,
I have recently started to remove her from what it is that is getting her into trouble & sitting her in her own little corner..at the moment. that works for maybe a couple of minutes & she is right back at it...but doing this helps her from hitting & she sits & cries it out for a couple of min..and then she is fine..lol!!
right now savannah is teething...i woke up in the middle of the night one night, to find her nawing at my shoulder...lol!!!

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