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mpat
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Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:10 pm 
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I know this isnt really the right place to post this but was thinking I might get mroe help here. My son is 15mths old and is a proper wee monkey!1 He has quite a temper on him already and recently has strated to hit my daughter (who is 3) To be fairr, he isnt doing it in ager, he does it as if he is playing but obv this isnt something we want to encourage. He has also bitten her a couple of times, again this seems to be worse when he is teething but I really want to nip this in the bud. I just dont know how we get through to him as he throws the most ridiculous tantrums!
We use the naughty corner with my daughter, who I have to say is the complete opposite and very chilled out! My son is a bit young for this though so was hoping you all might be bale to offer me some words of wisdom!
I know the tantrums are a way of expressing his frustration but I just dont know how to handle these for the best-help!!
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Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:04 pm 
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my son is a similar age (13 months) and he is the same. Think his back teeth are coming in and he is constantly biting, though not aggressivley. He will also get over excited and wack me in the face with his hands. I have just softly corrected him -"no no no, no biting, and gave him teeth gel. And the same sort of thing for hiting... its hard to correct because there is no "badness" behind it. Because he is only doing it to adults I can turn more of a blind eye but its not fair for your three year old to have to put up with biting. sorry cant be more help but just wanted to say he is not the only one. good luck
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Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:12 pm 
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My nearly 3 year old does this! It started over a year ago and despite my best efforts it hasn't improved. I have tried everything the softly softly positive approach the no calmly the no angrily. He still doesn't talk brilliantly though and from what I have read it eases off when they can communicate better. He's exactly the same he tends to do it when excited and hits in a come on play with me kinda way. The biting though tends to be when he is angry and is a real pain ( other mums who don't have biters think its awful!) which don't get me wrong it is! But super nanny says its no different to hitting or kicking they just all have their defence mechanisms. I find mums of biters get a harder time tho!
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