QuestionsCategory: DisciplineHow do you discipline a 1 year old who hits?
Jessica Simpson asked 7 months ago
What can I do as a parent when your one-year-old that hits.
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JNewman Staff answered 5 months ago
The first thing that you need to do is to help the child understand that this is unacceptable. It’s not okay to hit their siblings or to hit another person. You can do this by explaining that hitting other people hurts people and doesn’t solve the problem it creates.”
 
Once they understand that this kind of behavior is unacceptable, then you can start working on the behavior.
 
You will have to set up a consequence for hitting. When you have a consequence they need to know what it is going to be before they hit someone. Something they do not want has to happen if they hit. That something can be anything from a time out or a loss of some privilege.
 
You have to be consistent with your consequence. You can’t just say that you will take away one thing if they hit and then let them hit again. They need to know what the deal is if they do this kind of thing.