I can't get my 17 month old to stop hitting people, wood furniture with his toys. He is hurting people, what do I do?


Christina - posted on 02/08/2009




Start working on the timeouts... I know 17months seems young, but its when I started with my son when he was going through a biting phase.. Very calmy I would say that the behavior was not acceptable and sit him firmly in a corner.. In the beginning I would stay with him to keep him down, now that he's almost two he will sit in the corner by himself until I come and get him out.  Also, since your sons involves an object I'd take it away.  A simple, "uh oh we don't hit with our toys, when you can play with it you can have it back" will do fine.. I would put it out of reach till a time I decided. Good Luck.

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