I have a 28 month old as well, and it never occurred to me to expect her to pick up her toys when told. She's sort of like a cat, in that she'll do something if she thinks it's her idea... The throwing and hitting happens when she gets wound up. I very firmly say no hitting or that is not for throwing and then I remove myself or the object. I don't make a big deal or give her a big reaction. Anymore, if I get firm with her, she'll start crying or say she's sorry.
2/14/14 at 8:26pm