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Guest Mar 12, 2015 03:44:41 PM ET

My 14 month old daughter is bitting, hitting, throwing herself on the floor, crying, throwing her little chair when she gets mad. But, it happens like 75% of the day. She gets a little upset when other kids are around she hits me in my face. When she acts like this I don't scream at her. I tell her "no thats not nice!" or "we don't do things like that!!!" Sometimes, I pluck her and she stops for 5 mins and does as she pleases!!! What do you think I should do? .

Courtney Feb 2, 2017 07:19:09 PM ET

How old is she?

Courtney Feb 2, 2017 07:19:57 PM ET

I meant how old is she now? is she still continuing to do those things?

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Denisejason Feb 16, 2015 05:36:43 PM ET

My son is going on 28 months old. He is having trouble with speech delay. But, lately I've been noticing that he gets more aggressive. He gets a temper and throws things. There has been times when he's hit me and his father. Do you have any advice on how to manage that?

Guest Sep 22, 2016 01:57:18 PM ET

Behavioural therapy worked for my son as well as speech therapy . he has autism but, once he was able to communicate what he wanted the aggressiveness stopped . all children get upset when they cannot communicate what they want . some are more aggressive than others although my case is different. the results could be the same . my son used to smash his head , bite , hit , and freak out . all that is almost non existent now and has made everyone's life easier . give it a try . what could it hurt ? the speech therapy helped immensely.

Guest Apr 3, 2017 11:36:04 PM ET

You might want to take him to the doctor and have him recommend speech therapy, and tell him your concerns, and see what he suggests.hope i was some help because my son was like that somewhat, and he received speech therapy, and he has adhd. he's on medicine and doing well. he had speech therapy for a year. he makes good grades and is fixing to graduate next year and take college.

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Concernedmammy Jan 28, 2015 04:37:29 PM ET

My boy/girl twins have just turned 3, and started nursery this January. My girl who is very advanced for her age has settled in well, but we are having problems with my son. The school has asked me to go in to observe his behaviour, as they are not sure he is ready for nursery. Apparently, if he doesn't want to do something he won't, and subsequently won't always follow the nursery's routine. They keep putting him in timeout, but say that after his time is up he still appears angry, (he's never angry at home after sitting on the naughty step), and that he keeps throwing things. I don't know if I'm seeing things from rose coloured glasses, but I would have thought this to be normal for a recently turned 3 year old just starting nursery 3 weeks ago, especially as he's only ever been with me, his dad, or his grandparents. I honestly feel like they've labeled him a 'naughty child'. Has anyone else had this experience? I am I too soft in thinking that this is normal behaviour, as they seem to be making a real deal out of it by seeing the head teacher and asking me to come in so they can evaluate if he's right for nursery?? The trouble is, if he's told not to come back, I'm worried it will delay his development, and also, I don't want my twins going to separate nurseries. He's done so well in the past 3 weeks too. He stopped crying after I left by week 2, and has had no toilet accidents, etc. I'm so upset, and would appreciate any helpful comments.

Guest Jan 10, 2017 11:38:45 PM ET

How did this work out for you? i'm in the exact same situation now.

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megan Jan 25, 2015 12:09:24 AM ET

My daughter turned 2 in December when she was about 11/2. She started what you might call the terrible 2s. She hits and cries non stop about 85% of her day. She cries because she's not getting her way. She kicks, screams, eats anything except food, she won't sit at the table nor a high chair, she throws her food everywhere. Her favorite word is no, and when we try to correct her she turns right around and keeps on doing it. Punishment is no concern to her. I have a 7 year old son, a 4 year old step daughter, and a almost 2 year old step daughter, and none of them has ever acted like my 2 year old daughter. I figured starting this at 11/2, and now being a little over 2 she would grow out of some of this, but it seems like it just gets worse. She loves to punch and poke other kids and her other favorite saying is, "stop being mean mommy," or "stop being mean daddy." I have no clue what to do. Please help.

Guest Mar 12, 2015 09:54:28 PM ET

I would suggest asking your doctor for a referral to a pediatrician. "terrible twos" are normal, but crying and hitting for 85% of the day is not typical. eating anything except food isn't typical for this age either. it's definitely worth pursuing further investigation. i work at a child development center and we encourage families to seek the advise of a developmental pediatrician. seek out someone who will take the time to observe your child and really listen to your concerns. good luck

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stephanie Nov 12, 2014 03:14:32 PM ET

My son will be 2 in March, and he is very aggressive. He will hit you over and over again no matter what you do. I have to end up putting him in his room. If he doesn't get his way or gets really mad he will throw things. Not little things. He will pick up the car that he can ride on and throw it down the hallway, or try his hardest to pick up the coffee table to flip it over. He started daycare about 3 weeks ago. They say he does great. He is nice and they really have no problems out of him. But, the moment he walks in the house the storm continues. He is especially really mean to me. I'm the only person he has bitten (breaking the skin). I know this sounds really bad but sometimes I wish he could stay at daycare for just a little longer. Is this wrong of me, and what can i do to help fix his aggression?

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Guest Nov 10, 2014 11:31:20 PM ET

This is all like 3 year old son's behavior. I feel like he is controlling me. I can't control him at home or in public. He is always angry, and does not listen to me. I am very sad about that.

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Guest Oct 26, 2014 06:33:46 PM ET

My boyfriend's daughter screams and screams anytime we talk to her. She breaks my kids toys and hits them. I bought her a really cute toddler bed and she broke it within a week. She is going to be 4 in December. When I'm asking her to use her words, she will scream and cry when she finally talks. She asks to go to the corner, or in her room, but that's where she wants to be all day long. I'll tell her it's meal time, and she won't come. If I make her, she screams the whole time, but will go. Daycare says she's hungry and we don't feed her! She has started beating up on all the babies in daycare! What can we do?? I'm lost!!!! Please help.

Guest Oct 29, 2014 08:06:16 PM ET

Have you tried not living like separate families?

Jane Nov 4, 2014 07:34:23 PM ET

I'm not sure about your take on therapy, but a few sessions with a child counselor could probably do some good. it sounds as if she has underlying hurt feelings that are being expressed through anger. see how she acts towards you when you tell her to do something vs. your boyfriend. does she listen to one of you better? if so, that one should be the one to ask her to do something until you can figure out the true issue. toddlers need to feel that they are in control, most likely she feels like she has lost that control. also try to face the fact you might be in that "you're not my mommy" phase. just keep giving her love and understanding, and she will come around. the fact that you're on this site already means your doing the best you can and you're a great parent. keep it up and good luck!

michelle Nov 4, 2014 07:39:37 PM ET

No matter how much she screams or yells keep your voice low. don't let her see that her attitude bothers you. let her know that life keeps moving on even when she wants to have hours of tantrums. she is screaming and won't come eat? you, your child, and boyfriend need to close her door and go have a peaceful meal despite her screaming. she will soon realize it is easier to be loved then to always be angry. this worked with both of my children. you need to let her know her attitude is not okay, and will not be tolerated, not my punishment, but by making her see that tantrums can't make the world revolve around her. eventually she will get bored i promise! good luck girl.

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Guest Oct 15, 2014 02:58:18 AM ET

I have a two year old. My son acts rude most times lately. I don't really know why. He kicks me, and thinks its funny. He slaps me with a sneaky look on his face. Then when I try to discipline him, he gets angry and hits his head on the wall, or throws himself on the floor and smacks his head hard on the ground. I don't know what it is. Might he be emotionally distressed? What might I be doing wrong? Are emotional problems hereditary? Or maybe he has anger issues? This is ongoing, do you think it will pass or should I dig deeper? Any information would help. Thanks!

Audrey Oct 18, 2014 08:22:54 PM ET

He might be testing your limits, and chances are, he's going to grow out of it. make sure you don't argue with your spouse in front of him (my son used to hit his head on the ground if we start arguing). when he gets upset and starts hurting himself just hold his wrists and don't let go until he calms down. i would also suggest playing emotion games with him. it'll help him to better express himself. i wouldn't look too deeply into though. he sounds like a normal 2 year old.

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mrs. kiser Sep 12, 2014 10:35:33 PM ET

My nephew is 2 years old and likes to pinch and hit. It is completely random and he does not act angry. He will just laugh when he does it. We tell him that hitting is mean, and he is hurting Auntie. But, he does not listen. We try time outs and everything. His Mommy and Daddy argue a lot. I don't know if that could be a reason.

Jane Nov 4, 2014 07:27:29 PM ET

My son is now 3. at 13 months he began doing the same thing, pinching hitting etc. make sure to show him that it really does hurt you. when my son would pinch me i wouldn't gently cry in front of him so he knows he is making mom or in your case a family member sad. although kids act out they still do aim to please.

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NadiBum1175 Aug 26, 2014 05:55:49 PM ET

I have a brother who is 2, and he's driving me insane. I love him a lot, but he throws things at me and scratches me in my face. He wont hug me, but hug the rest of the family. I don't know what I've done wrong, but I wish that he would be a lovable little bro. He only hugs me and says sorry when I "cry". LOL

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