I never thought I will write this. It may be because I never imagined that I will face this issue or may be I thought this will not become so serious to make me question my Parenting.
My 3 YO has developed a habit of toddler hitting and it is gathering complaints from School and Day care. It makes me worry.
Sometimes it makes me wish for a girl child.
Sometimes it forces me to punish him with a timeout.
Sometimes it makes me feel sorry to others.
Sometimes it made me cry in helplessness.
I observed him closely and tried to find out a reason. One day I reached his School early to watch his activities. He was playing with a group of Kids. Suddenly he diverted towards another Kid and pushed him.
He did that playfully with no visible reason and It makes me feel more worried.
I do not hide these not-so-good slices of Parenting Life but rather, it makes me feel light when I share it with other Parents out there with the hope that someone would help me with advice or kind words. Everyone said that there is nothing to worry about but sigh….Its not that easy to digest.
Its not that I do not counsel him or make him realize that it hurts but nothing is working these days.
As a Parent, How do you counsel your Kids?
How did you managed to curb Toddler hitting habit.
I have tried so many things now that I start believing that its a phase which shall pass soon. Until then, I will keep trying.