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|Mon, 03-03-2014 - 1:07pm|
Hello all mommies. My son is 13 months old and has this bad habit of hitting. I've tried showing him the appropriate time to hit (i.e. a high 5) but it doesn't work. 9 times out of 10 if he's picked up, he'll start hitting your head and face. This is a problem because I'm due with my and my husband's second child in August and I don't want him hitting the new baby.
He also will NOT be quiet when he needs to. He's perfectly fine at home. He doesn't act out or scream too much at home but as soon as we go somewhere where he has to be quiet, (i.e the library, church, movie theater) he starts yelling and throwing a fit. We've tried offering him snacks, his sippy cup, his favorite stuffed animal, even his little cardboard books which he loves and he still won't be quiet. It comes down to me sitting in the back of the church with him (my husband is a deacon and has to be up front), my husband and I taking turns leaving the theater, or having to cut my schoolwork short because he's making too much noise.
Please help me with these. I really don't know what to do. Time outs aren't effective because he doesn't want to sit still and I eventually give up.