How to stop your toddler from hitting others?

Brenda - posted on 10/17/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Can you offer some tips on how to stop my 14 month old from hitting other children and adults? he thinks its fun and really funny. He does it as means to play with others but holding his hand and telling him no is not really helping. anyone have any additional tips or suggestions?

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Amber - posted on 10/21/2008

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when my 16 month old daughter hits or bites her big sis, i sit her on the sofa, get nose to nose and syou sternly explain why it is not ok to do that. then i make her stay there, like it or not, for about 2 mins or so. sometimes it works great, but the reality of it is, kids this young just don't have a grasp on why they can't do something like hit. he will get it eventually if you are constitent and firm.

Winnie - posted on 10/19/2008

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do you have any immediate consequences like a two minute time out or putting one of his favorite toys in time out??? Sometime when my son hit, it seemed the only thing that helped for him to understand was for him to have something taken away as a consequence.

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