how do i get my 15mnth old to stop smacking?

Emma - posted on 11/28/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my 15mnth old has started to smack me all the time in the face! she does nnot do it to any body else and do not know were shes go it from or why shes doing it!

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Rebecca - posted on 12/02/2009

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Valerie's suggestion is perfect and is exactly what I did when my daughter did it. Like your daughter, mine hit me in the face and didn't do it to anyone else. Repeating "no" firmly and putting her down then explaining gentle to her is what worked for us. It took a while, but it's just a phase and she's just testing her boudaries. Good luck, she will stop!

Bec :)

Valerie - posted on 12/01/2009

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say no firmly and put her down immediately...after a few minutes pick her up and say gentle and show her gentle...when she smacks again repeat...she doesn't understand, she thinks its a game...she will learn

Kimberly - posted on 11/28/2009

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My daughter does this sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose while I am holding her. When she does it on purpose and i can tell that she is doing it on purpose, I tell her "no hitting" firmly and then put her down. Usually, that stops her from hitting me or her dad for the rest of the day. Over time, it has gotten better. She is getting it.

Michelle - posted on 11/28/2009

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pu8lled his hand away and sternly say NO it'll take a while b ut he'll get it

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