TERRIBLE 2's!!!

Marcella - posted on 12/31/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son has developed the habbit of hitting back when he gets upset. Not sure if he got from the daycare. Any suggestions on how to control that?

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Marie-eve - posted on 01/04/2010

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My daughter is just over 2 and she does it too. I thought she picked it up somewhere but figured out a lot of kids at playgroup do it around that age. When I dicipline her she often ends up hitting herself. It's not easy to resolve, timeouts and sorrys don't seem to work anymore. When she gets really angry I now sit with her through it and talk her into calming down. It takes a while sometimes but I'm thinking she will reaize mommy does not get mad and that hitting hurts but by controlling her emotions it can be better.

Pebbles - posted on 01/03/2010

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I would talk to my daycare and find out whats going on there But almost it is a age thing My 2 year old don't do that But I my 7 year old did but i always say they see it they do it

Michelle - posted on 01/03/2010

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my son also does this, i believe it is a frustration thing sometimes as he is not yet a speaker and cant convey what he needs, i take his hand and tell him i dont like being hit and say this is your first warning, then second and third, then he goes down to his room to sit in the naughty corner

Roxanne - posted on 12/31/2009

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i get the same from my daughter it seems to be something they all do even without seeing that kind of behaviour my daughter doesnt go to nursery or anything of the sort just yet and she still has managed to pick it up!! i just remove her hand off of me and tell her to keep her hands to herself if she carries on i will just put her on the naughty step untill she is prepared to say sorry! i am a firm believer that its not the phases a child goes through that determines their behaviour but how its dealt with and untill a child realises its wrong they dont realise they are being 'naughty' so maybe go in soft and explain its wrong and if it persists just keep your foot down!

Julie - posted on 12/31/2009

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mine hits me to and i just look him in the eye and tell him no and i dont pay any attention to him for a while

Yvonne - posted on 12/31/2009

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My son is 20 months old and he does the same thing. I have been told to explain to them its not ok to hit and to be patient. He is at an age where he is still unable to express verbally how he is feeling. I am hoping this phase goes by quickly.

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