Discipline help PLEASE!!
I am desperate to correct my toddler’s hitting and aggression. I went into parenthood with the idea that I would use gentle discipline/respectful parenting to teach my child the difference between right and wrong. I have read COUNTLESS books on the topic and really believed that this was the way to go (and still do), but the past month or so has really made me question if it actually works. I have a 17 month old son who is hitting, throwing toys, and overly aggressive with me, the rest of my family, and other kids. It seems to be getting worse by the day. I feel like I follow almost all the guidelines of gentle discipline laid out in the modern parenting books. I.e. “use gentle hands” “hitting hurts”, putting the toys in a toy timeout when he throws them, having him take a break with me while calmly telling him that I can’t let him hit and why (I don’t believe in timeouts or spankings) but NOTHING works. I’m at a loss. He starts a MDO program in a month and I’m so worried he is going to hurt the other kids. If anybody has any suggestions, PLEASE comment! Thank you!!