I am wondering if this is an expected behavior of my 16 month old ds? My ds hits our faces and tries to scratch us. This happens mostly in the evenings, even early evening, but we don't know what to do. I usually say, "No hitting Mama/Papa" and more his hand from our faces. (And this sometimes frustrates him more and his does it again.) I tried to show him the "consequences" by acting sad and fake crying once, to show him that it makes me sad, but this seemed to really really upset him. He started to cry hysterically. My ds rarely hits other children, only shakes his hands at them, if he is overstimulated or someone is trying to take a toy, but he has been doing hitting/scratching us for the past month and we're worried. What does everyone do about this behavior? And is this normal?