OK I haven't really posted on this board before even though my DS is a three year old now. My Son is showing a lot of violent behavoir and I just don't know what to do. For example, today we went outside to play with the side walk chalk he just got for his birthday but it stared to rain so I went to bring him inside and he bit me. In our house thats an immediate time out so then in the process of trying to give him a time out he hit, bit, scratched and tried to throw things (mostly successful) at me while screaming at the top of his lungs. I am so ashamed that I'm crying because I lost it and spanked him. I hate myself so much for this, it is totally against my parenting philosophy which is that hitting kids only teaches them to hit but the fact remains is that I don't know what to do when he gets like this short of restraining him physically. I guess I need to know if anyone else has ever had a child like this before and what they did for discipline. I know I need counseling because hitting a child is never OK. Oh he also frequently bites himself very hard during these fits and I am very concerned about that as well i just forgot to mention it because for once he did not do that.
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6/28/07 at 7:54pm