Born To Fly (georgiaskydiver) wrote in parent_as_verb,
Born To Fly
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Toddler Discipline

I need a quick course in anger management. Both for myself and for my son. His favorite way of expressing his rage right now is hitting. Oh yeah, and screaming. But he just clocked me in the head with one of his toys. This is the third time he has hurt me today.

I am not opposed to spanking or a hand slap. But in this instance - when I'm trying to teach him NOT to hit - I think that would send a confusing message.

I have tried time outs. That is about the best thing we have going so far. Or at least until he learns how to get out of the playpen. Keeping him in a chair just isn't happening.

I am open to any suggestions as to how to deal with a 19 month old who likes to hit in anger.

Help?



x-posted everywhere out of desperation.
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