I dont know if it was right, but this is the way reacted:
i acted heartbroken, she was 3. I told her she REALLY hurt my feeilngs, and I acted really sad. I told her it made me sad that the person I loved the most hit me ( obviously I DO NOT SPANK, of have ever hit her, or reacted violently) ad I told her I didnt understand, why she would hit me when I have NEVER hit her. EVER: then I pretended to cry. ( by this time the look on her face was making me smile) so I covered my face and told her I was really sad, and pretendend to start crying. she IMMEDIATLEY hugged me and said she was never going to do that again, she is now 5 and she never reacted that way again, +
Wehn se is upset, she ges to her room, cool off, then comes back
Yes. Our son is currently 27 months and right now it is not so bad, but between 1 y.o. up until about a month ago it was extremely frequent. And hard! He blackened my husband´s eye once and gave me a bloody nose two different times. We´ve tried a lot of different approached to gentle correction, but honestly I am tempted to think what has helped recently is his new experience with being at daycare ... I noticed he went to hit a 30 m.o. girl at a family getting together with our other daycare parents on Sunday .... She was rearing up to hit him back by the time I got close enough to separate them. He was in "pause" mode by the time I got within arm´s reach ... Seems to me that he now perceives the possibility that getting hit in return by his peer is not the engagement he is going for. I´d love to brag that our efforts are what has made a difference, but right now, I think he is learning this social skill from his peers.