My son is 20 months old. Whenever he is asked to do something that he doesn't want to do, he either throws the closest object (a book, a toy, my papers, etc.) and/or finds the closest person (usually me), and smacks my leg while saying "AW."
A classic scenario is when he rolls his car on my laptop. My response is something to the effect of "Not on the computer, lovey." This results in the closest object within reach being thrown, and is followed with a bum-rush to my leg, then a WHACK.
In the case where lots of "pieces" are being thrown, like the train-tracks, or trains, or all of the little people who came with the train-set, I ask him to pick them up, and I'm finding that the calmer my request, the sooner he picks them up. Yelling "No!" or "Go pick them up right now!" has had less than positive results.
It's to the point that tonight when he was banging his trucks around, I just let him go, because I didn't want them being thrown at the table, or me, or his grandparents. He throws all his stuffed animals out of the crib when I put him down for bed, too. Then I tell him that it isn't nice to throw his friends overboard, and I pick them all up and put them back in.
Some times I chuck them back in, because it gets incredibly annoying.
I'm just not sure why it's happening because he's the sweetest little guy. But tell him that he can't do something? Look out.
Has anyone gone through this?