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I have tried everything to get him to stop. what can I do? I am really fed up with it!!!!he hits when he's excited, playing,mad whatever. (he even smacked a total stranger across the face at 16mo) it's got to stop! please help! I have told him repeatedly "your hands are not for hitting" and "we don't hit with our hands, we are gentle with our hands" and so on. He has my attention ALL THE TIME so it's not lack of attention. he will slap while we are playing one on one. I just don't get it??? I have shown him how to be gentle OVER & OVER,redirected him and also just plain walked away from him when he starts smacking me. he's just not getting it though. I feel like I have tried everything and tried to be consistant as well but nothing is really working. he has been a hitter since he was like 9mo (way before his dad died and no I don't think it's gotten worse, just not any better in the least and now he's added punching n& is so much bigger and stronger at this point) so it's been like 20 months of this and I am going! PLEASE help us!