15mo hitting only me

Estelle - posted on 11/22/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




My daughter is fifteen months old.
For the past five months or so shes been incredibly violent but only towards me.
She'll be sitting next to her dad and I, turn give him a hug then turn to me and pinch, bite, scratch, hit, punch.
She'll even try to gouge my eyes out with her nails. Then she'll turn back to her dad and hug him.
I am getting real frustrated with being beaten up all the time and am not enjoying spending time with her.
Today she kept punching me till i threw up.

Saying no doesn't work, walking away from her doesn't work, holding her hands telling her to be gentle doesn't work.
Tapping her hands doesn't work.

I'm out of ideas.


Michelle - posted on 11/22/2014




You have to be consistent and not change the punishment each time.
What does Dad do?
Maybe if he stops giving her a cuddle after she does that to you it will get through that it's not on. When she does it he should get up and say that she doesn't get another cuddle until she says sorry and doesn't do it again. If he does it each time as well as another punishment she should get the message.

1 Comment

View replies by

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms