How to stop a 22 month old from clawing at my face after daycare pick up?
My son has taken to clawing at my face on the bus ride home from daycare the last couple of weeks. When I tell him to stop, he thinks it’s funny. When I tell him it hurts and that I don’t like it, he thinks it’s funny. Either way he keeps trying so that it becomes like game of whose reflexes are faster, with me trying to grab his hands before he can get to my face, especially when he gets sneaky about it. I pick him up 5, and it takes us about 30-40 minutes to get home. I know he’s tired. I have snacks if he’s hungry. I have his paci if he needs comfort. His molars are coming in, so sometimes he has tooth pain, and I keep Tylenol on hand for that case. I try to give him words for how he’s feeling to try to help with maybe some of frustration that may be causing this behavior, but beyond that I don’t know what else to do. I could really use some advice as I’m starting to dread the ride home.