Ahhhh, toddlers. Such cute things that seem to do no wrong. . . until they burst into a temper tantrum at 100 MPH and start hitting you like there’s no tomorrow. That–not so cute. So, what can you do about it? How do you teach a little person who can barely express what they’re thinking to not hit–whether they’re hitting for fun or because they’re mad? Breezy Mama turned to child expert Frances Walfish, Pys. D. for some answers. . .
Note: Keep in mind that these answers pertain to children 1 – 3 years of age.
Let’s start with the basics–why do toddlers hit?
Toddlers hit for a number of different reasons. They include: [Read more…] about Toddler Hitting: What to do About It