This sounds more like a "temper tantrum" that was probably triggered by your hiding. What you describe is typical for a 2-3yr old child. The most important thing is that your child is otherwise well (that these episodes never occur without emotional upset) and that you never give in to demands made when this happens, because that will encourage more of these episodes in future. All children require discipline and it is the parent's responsibility to draw the line very clearly, but always to do so with love and compassion. Your child will not have any detrimental effects from the smack he received (or teh episode afterwards), but the most important thing now is that you must be very consistent in your own behaviour.
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