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Gismo my ds has been like this for the past 4 or even 5 months, he will really only hit dh and I. He head butts if he doesnt get his own way and I swear I thought he broke my cheekbone he hit me that hard.

I did the bold step and time out, but he started hitting and them putting himself on the step himself 🙄 😆 😆 We were both like broken records with "no hitting" "hitting hurts mammy and daddy" "do you want to hurt mammy?" and on and on….. Dh wanted to slap him, but I felt it was giving mixed messages, dh would slap his hand and say "no hitting" (eh, hello talk about confusing the child)
So we started telling him if he hits or hurts mammy or daddy we will have to hurt him, so he has started getting a short sharp slap on the hand and Im sorry to say its working.
I wouldnt recommed it but we were at the end of our rope and really getting no where with the bold spot or time out
Good luck and plenty of deep breaths and counting to 10 or 100 in my case 😆 😆 😆