My son is hitting how can I stop this?

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Christi - posted on 11/28/2009

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umm yeah, my son is 11 months old, he won't sit in time out and correct me if i am wrong, but he is too young to understand. we swat his hands when he hits or scratches, but it really doesn't stop him. and the whole biting thing is getting out of control. what should i try?

Carolee - posted on 11/27/2009

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I put my son (2 yrs old) in time out, then I look him in the eyes and tell him that he needs to tell me he's sorry. If he doesn't apologize, he sits for another couple of minutes, then I ask him to say he's sorry again. Eventually he does, and we hug when he gets up, and we make sure he knows that hitting is not nice. This happens multiple times before the idea sinks in, but it will sink in. Good luck.

Rebecca - posted on 11/27/2009

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A family i babysit for has a son who does this and bites...they told me to do it back as that is what the Dr told them to do...i have never done it but the parents do it at home and he has never done ti in my house. He tried it once and i just sat him in the corner. He never tried again

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