This post is about my nephew (almost 17 months old). I'm asking on my sister's behalf.
He has begun to hit people who tell him he can't do something. It isn't out of control, but definitely something that needs to stop before it gets crazy. He understands most of what we say, but not everything. The more my sister tells him not to hit, the more he does it. If you ignore it, he does it even harder to get your attention. My sister feels like she can't win because he does not fully understand her directives yet. We have no idea where he learned it from. He does not go to daycare yet and nobody has hit him ever. How do you stop a 17 month old from this behavior?
Any suggestions or advice?