Hello. For about a month, my 16 month old has been sporadically pulling my hair, which I can generally handle (tell her and demonstrate gentle touching and/or carry her facing away from me so she can't reach) but what is most difficult is having her around ANY other children. It seems her first greeting to any small child (older or younger) is to yank on their hair and let out a big laugh. I immediately take her away from them and tell her no hair pulling, that hurts, gentle, etc. but she just goes right back to it. Every time we're around little kids, I just cringe and anticipate the inevitable. I try to stop her before I see her go for it, but she's relentless and obsessed. I wonder if anyone else has gone through this. What tactics did you use? Did it eventually stop after a ton of repetition? I don't believe that she is acting out aggressions, as she does it happily and without any provocation or frustration. Thank you!
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6/27/13 at 9:18am