how do i get my 2 year olld son to stop biting and hiting himself???

Chelsea - posted on 10/28/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my son is 2 and he bites and hits himself and i cant get him to stop when i tell him to stop he does it again

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Angel - posted on 10/29/2010

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I do a small pretend cry and say "Ohhh, you're hurting my baby" and I guess he doesn't like to see me upset b/c he stops. He's a sensitive one and doesn't like it when anyone is upset though. When big sis cries b/c she's in trouble he "gripes" at us and when little bro is upset he gives him a toy and a kiss to make it better. If that doesn't work, I would completely ignore the action and hopefully when they see it doesn't get a reaction from you and it's doing no good they'll stop. If that doesn't work, call your doctor.

Lisa - posted on 10/29/2010

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He could very well just being trying to get your attention. My son will slap himself whenever he doesn't think he is getting enough attention. I have found the best way to get my son to stop is to tell him that wasn't hard enough, do it again. In other words, I tell him to keep doing it until it just isn't any fun anymore. I just tried this technique about 3 weeks ago and guess what? He hasn't done it since!

Christina - posted on 10/28/2010

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my son did bite me when him was thats lil i would bite him back an he stoped.

Erin - posted on 10/28/2010

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My son does this when he is having a tantrum. I give him a sad look and say with a gentle tone ohhhh, don't do that you'll hurt yourself. That's all I say and he usually stops. He also pulls his hair when he's upset.

Dora - posted on 10/28/2010

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Everytime he does it tell him mommy loves him too much to see him hurt himself and give him a big hug and kiss.

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