How Do I Get my 1.5 year old to stop throwing things

Normel - posted on 12/05/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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He throws everything with the intention of aiming somewhere. Sometimes its his way of expressing his frustration, but when he focuses so intently before throwing, I know its intentional. No matter how many times I tell him No, it just doesn't seem like he's getting it. Any advice to give?

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Michelle - posted on 12/08/2014

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If he is throwing everything, then don't put anything in his hands. For example, when my son started to throw things, I would tell him, "No, don't do that." If he continued, I wouldn't put it back in his possession even when he asked for it. I would use the "3 strikes" rule.

We would try again later in the day. If he played nicely with his toy (or whatever), I would praise him and allow him to continue. If he started to throw it, I would repeat what I did above.

Tedious, but they do get it. When I took away his "toy," he would cry and use that to get his toy back. Just ignore it and go about your business.

Hope that helps. Good luck!

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