DD has always been attracted to DH's nipples. She just has always loved to poke at them, always playfully, but now she is entering her disagreable stage, I guess. If DH takes his shirt off (which is inevitable, he rarely wears a shirt in the house), DD will pinch his nipples - VERY hard. So hard that
is his automatic reaction. We both can't stand that that's his reaction, but it is, and DD isn't listening to us when we say not to pinch. But she knows what we are saying, she is just refusing to do it.
This disagreablity is bugging the cats, too. DD is having a great deal of fun in using a cat's tail to pull the cat across the room; sitting on the cat, and sometimes bouncing; hugging the cat, which is cute until she's squashing the cat and the cat is whimpering. Our dumb cats are so sweet and nice, they haven't scratched her yet, but I wish one would, because I'm out of ideas for how to discipline her gently. That sounds horrible that I want a cat to scratch her, but do you kwim? I think some things are best learned through experience.
Mostly, I guess I am looking for ideas about gently disciplining her. I tell her that it hurts the cats to pull on the tails, and that we wouldn't want anyone to hurt her like that, etc., but she doesn't care. Also, I don't think she understands my comparing her being hurt to the cats being hurt.
I know that her disagreability is a part of her becoming her own person, but dang, there are some things that we can't have her doing as frequently as she is (our poor cat has been pulled around by the tail 6+ times today).
Sorry for dragging this on for so long, but any advice would be greatly appreciated! TIA