How do I stop my son from slapping everyone and know that its wrong?

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Kellie - posted on 07/09/2009

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Try slapping him back when he does it then ask him how he feels about being slapped. And I'm not joking. I had the same problem with my daughter and it took two times, She said it hurt and I hurt her feelings. I told her she made me feel the exact same way and we shouldn't do it anymore. And we haven't.

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Jackie - posted on 07/16/2009

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We have the same issue with our little guy and he is 19 months old. Every time he hits I just take his little hand and tell him "no, no, we don't hit" in a very serious voice, then I say "we give kisses" and kiss him. He isn't hitting out of anger, he is just thinking it is funny. It really seems to be working. Hope it helps.

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ok thank you cherelyn and your right, he does think its funny, he will laugh when i scold him and i don't want him to think its alright!!! i won't worry about it right now seeming how he is young and i guess its very common for them? i appreciate your thoughts on this

Cherelyn - posted on 07/09/2009

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hi Sabrina,he is just 15 months,was thinking he was around 3 or 2 1/2..he is really young..he can't really understand punishment at that age..my son is 3 yrs old actually almost 4 he start to hit like around 2,then i start to punish him a little by little around 2.. they can't really talk yet at that age so they get frustrated..at that age they just starting to talk and maybe when he do hit,he thinks it's funny the way some people reacts.

Been so worried when my son was hitting or slapping everytime..was a nightmare until he could understand more things that I was saying to him..

Sabrina,Don't worry that much,will go away..he still very young..

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thank you for the advice ladies, yea he is 15 months old and sometimes i think he thinks its funny and then other times he's mad looking when he does it. I have been sticking him in his crib and shutting his door since he is just learning to really talk so not sure if talking to him (which i do too) was working or not. I feel bad about doing it (puttin him in the crib) but I really don't know what else to do with him so he gets the message!

Cherelyn - posted on 07/09/2009

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My son was hitting a lot before,what we did is everytime he was slapping someone he will have a time out ,(like 10 minutes sitting in his bed,or no tv for the whole day.or i was taking his favorite toy for few hrs)then after that I was trying to explain to him how bad was to hit somebody.

I think it's a stage and some kids do that because they can't really talk yet and tell how they feel about something so they get frustrated and they tend to hit.I think the best way to teach them not to hit is giving them time out and talk to them a lot.

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