how do i get her to stop hitting

Selina - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My little girl is 18months and has started smacking and scrathing me and her dad, she dose it in temper more when she dosent get what she wants. any advice please

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Jenny - posted on 01/17/2010

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It's really a question to you Momswho send the baby to the corner... whatever...Tantrums is my problem too. I leave her on the floor until she stops and get's up on her on. Sometimes I invite her to get up and she does it. Do you think that's wise?

Jasmin - posted on 01/15/2010

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I agree with april, however do things a little bit different for example i warn him that hes not to do it (go down to there eye level) and explain that if he does it again he will be put on the naughty step (as i call it.) If he continues to do it i put him onto the step and leave him for 3minute (one minute for every year of his life) and then i go back and get an apoligy for his behaviour. If he restarts a tantrum i leave him for another 3minutes. Continue until you get an apoligy and they soon start to think twice before hitting people..

April - posted on 01/14/2010

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Tantrums are difficult with toddlers. When my daughter starts to tantrum or hit, I send her to time out. My time out for my 18 month old is one minute sitting in a corner with me next to her (not looking at her at all). Then after a minute, i talk to her about how hitting is not nice and if she does it again, she will go back to time out. I send her to time out as soon as the hitting happens so she understands that she is there due to that reason. She has decreased in hitting overall, but she still tanrums. I think that tantrums will end on their own, but I (like you) want the hitting to stop. I hope this helps :)

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