My 1 year old has started hitting family members, how do I deal with this?

Rosamond - posted on 05/28/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I really am not sure how to deal with it, for now I am saying no loudly and firmly and removing her hands but she thinks its funny. Her brother was never like this! They are night and day.

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Crystal - posted on 05/29/2010

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It sounds like you are doing the right thing. That is what I would do (but I only have a 1 year old). I think the main thing is consistency.

Christina - posted on 05/28/2010

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It's normal behavior for her age. My son did that too, and he also liked to pinch. I think he liked when people yelled "OWWW!" We would firmly tell him no, and if he continued we would make him sit on the naughty step for a full minute (doesn't sound like much, but it did seem to help.)

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