Hi! I haven't been active on the boards for a couple months due to a move and job craziness in the family. I really need some help, though. I have an 18-month-old boy who has started biting and scratching me. I have been watching to see when it happens, usually when he is tired and frustrated or really wound up playing. The trouble is, when I give him a firm "no" and tell him that it hurts mommy, he laughs! We've started to try time outs, but it's not really working yet. I can't tell you how frustrating this is becoming. When we made the decision to never hit our child, I didn't realize what kind of resolve it would take in these situations! (please don't think I'm a bad mother--I will not hit him, but the urge is there, just being honest here) Do any of you have any advice?