He is doing better. Actually, my boy goes through some stages and he moves on. I have talked to some parents and their kids can take much longer to get through a stage of hitting, spitting, backtalking, scratching, kicking, screeching. My boy has gotten through most in 1-4 months. I was concerned , but as he grows I see that the problem would be if he never got out of the unpleasant part of the various things he does. I count my blessings and he is on to the next normal kid's stuff!!! LOLView Thread
My 3 y.o. is a scratching machine. He hits and scratches everyone. I go to put him in his car seat and he often (usually) scratches my face when both hands are busy snapping the belt for the seat, he does it with both hands and draws blood and laughs. he is not angry. He would have some screeching incidents where he'd screech once or twice or thrice a couple times a day. Those are waning. He's very intelligent and doesn't seem to do it out of anger, but it seems he does it to get a reaction. He has a good attention span and acts happy not angry. I'm at a loss of what to do. He doesn't do it constantly at pre-school but one incident a day every 2 or 3 days. He knows not to hit and scratch and knows it can lead to loss of privileges and time out. We are beginning to resort to spanking and it stops it for awhile, but I don't want to spank my kid 3 times a day everyday. In fact, I refuse. he's been kicked out of 2 daycares that were structured but a short term unstructured playdates type daycare he is usually ok View Thread
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