I know, I know, prevention, prevention, prevention.
But when my 2yo does hit and I can't distract him, I wind up isolating him so he can't hit me anymore. I put him in his crib with the door open, and his sister can go in (although he's usually so mad by that point that he doesn't want anyone around him). But still, I don't like resorting to that.
Any thoughts or stories?
I will say that since I decided that was the wrong way to respond it has gotten better -- he is hitting less frequently and more likely to stop when I ask him to. It is still a problem sometimes, though.