Sunday, May 18, 2008

Again with the slapping

picture by jbelluch from Flickr

If that little twerp slaps me one more time I'm grounding her until college.

This habit of slapping people is getting worse. No doesn't work, saying "gentle" doesn't work, holding her hands to prevent slaps doesn't work. I'm lost for options. I tell her no, that hurts, but she smiles and does it again and harder.

She slapped me really hard at Pruitt's (furniture store) the other night, then pulled my hair. Ouch doesn't work either, by the way. Matt took her and she did it to him, too.

We took her home and put her to bed.

She did it again tonight. When everything failed, I put her down away from me, Matt and the toys and she cried. And I let her cry. She had yanked so much hair out my head was hurting as much as my face.

She crawled over and slapped Matt, so we decided to put her to bed. She's been up there 10 minutes and she's cried a little and complained a lot.

I just don't know what to do. I won't yell at her or slap her because she just won't understand either. And I don't want her to thing slapping is ok.

HELP!!! I don't want to be raising a violent bully of a kid.