Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: kay | 2009-10-19

Q.

2yr old hitting other children

My LB (almost 2) started hitting other children.

Please advise me, what do I do when he does hit somebody and how can I instill that hiting etc is wrong? I though I was doing ok with this but when he hit the child I think I got as much of a fright as the other child did.

Please help!!!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You need to put a stop to this quickly. Be firm with your son. If he hits another child or anyone at all, say firmly and clearly ' Stop doing that' Do not plead with him and do not smack him as this will aggravate the problem. If he does not listen and hits another child he must immediately be put in his room with the door closed.He must only be allowed out of his room when he is quiet and says that he is sorry.Do this each and every time he hits anyone.

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