my 2 yr old is aggresive

Cynthia - posted on 09/16/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 2 yr old smacks me in the face kicks me and i don't know what to do anymore and no time out doesn't work. he also does this to my 4 yr old my husband and my husmand doesn't do crap. he won't help out that way at all so i'm the one that seems to me always yelling and fighting my 2 yr old. he's so aggresive.

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Jill - posted on 09/17/2009

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You could try to defer the aggression...like show him a toy or a book...sing a song. They love songs and rhythms. He might be looking for a way to get attention. Also, you could try just saying "NO" immediately when he starts hitting/kicking...just one word nothing else so he knows you mean business and it is not nice to hit. Then show him something to defer...

Cynthia - posted on 09/16/2009

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that's a good idea i will try that. 4 boys and i've never had one like this. thank u

Christie - posted on 09/16/2009

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My first daughter had a hitting/bitting problem. What worked for me was when she hit/bit then I instantly covered my face and acted like it really hurt me/made me sad. Then in very simple words said you hurt mommy:( please don't hurt mommy. Your 2 yr old loves you very much and doesn't want you to be sad/hurt he just doesn't have the vocabulary to express his feeling yet so he hits. Another thing is you need to try and not to hit him for hitting..it sends the message that it's ok to go around hitting people when you get mad at them.

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