We have been having lots of problems with 3yo DS and violence lately. He's got a temper on him and lashes out when he doesn't get his own way. Mainly hitting, kicking and hair pulling.
Nothing has worked and I've been at the end of my rope. He didn't respond to time out, early bed times, loss of toys, yelling, nothing.
This morning I decided I was going to stay as calm as I could. Every time he hit (he mainly directs his anger at his sister) I took away one toy, and put it on a shelf in the middle of the house. He could clearly see them at all times, but could not reach them. Each time he lost one, I calmly explained why it was there.
This afternoon he was having another one of his wobblys when I said no to something. He went to hit me, saw the toys and stopped himself mid air! And then went back to being calm and collected!
I know it's not much, but it's something after freaking weeks of tearing my hair out!
Just wanted to share!