Marley is in that stage right now too. she doesn't do it often but she will do it if she mad or frustrated or even happy and it's pretty random. She just gets over excited and doesn't know what to do with it. We tell her no, we don't' hit. hitting hurts and makes us feel sad. she gets it. but i really think it's not something that she's in control of most of the time. she's never hit another kid but then again she's not around other kids very much so that doesn't mean much.
Marley is a shrieker though for sure. she doesn't always have to have her way but when she get's upset about not getting her way this dinosaur sound comes out and she arched her back and will basically just fall to the floor. it's awful. I don't worry about it too much because i know she'll grow out of it.
My son is also very aggressive. He likes to hit his dad just playing, but he also hits his older sister and has tried to hit me. I just grab his hand very firmly and say in my "mean voice" "No! You do not hit!" He doesn't hit me anymore, but he is still very aggressive. The problem with Myles is that he is so big that he doesn't know his strength. I'm sure it is just a phase, but you're not alone :)
Does anyone have a little slugger on their hands? Lillian has hit us off and on, but last week it escalated at home and at school. Her teacher also said she is throwing screeching fits when she doesn't get her way. She tackled another kid last Friday and this morning as we were in the car heading to school, she told me that she got in trouble yesterday and had to go to the office. I don't know if she is telling tall tales or not, so I wrote a note to her teacher to see if it is true. When I asked her why she had to go to he office, she said it was because she hit another girl at school.
Ahhh...everyone says it is just a phase, but why does my kid have to the problem child?!?
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