Posted in Behavior, Toddlers

Biting, hitting, tantrums HELP

Hi looking for some guidance about hitting, biting and tantrums. My 2 year old just started school and bit another kid! I’m horrified. She is also very verbal and is telling me she is hitting. We read books, talk about feelings etc. I’ve tried time outs in the past IF it happened in front of me. We have a 4 month old too so idk if that’s also the cause of this behavior. She also gets super upset if someone pays attention to the baby in the sense she’ll say the baby is hers and only she can play with her (she is very good with the baby). She has been very whiny and especially after waking up in the morning or naps she’ll be hysterical. It all seems very out of character for her and I’m not sure what to do 🤷‍♀️

  • Jenn
    Sep 27

    Could be she's finally realizing the baby is here to stay, especially since you said it's out of character. It could also just be she's a 2 year old 🤷🏼‍♀️ who knows. Have you tried dedicating an object for the hitting, biting, etc? I don't know if she's allowed stuffed animals at school but I've taught my daughter it's ok to hit your stuffed animals but not people. There's an emotion behind the acting out so they need some kind of outlet.