So my 26 month old is a super sweet little guy, full of hugs and kisses and concern when mommy has a boo boo. I've been noticing lately that at the playground he grabs other kids or pushes them and at home when he's frustrated he'll bite or pinch myself or my husband. Today I got a call from school that he tried to nip at the teacher and push another kid in the gym.
He gets tons of one on one time with me, so I know it's not acting out to get attention. Though he is starting to get his 2nd molars- not sure if that's why he's a bit more irritable these days. I try to be as consistent as possible with telling him we use gentle hands and if he does something that hurts, I tell him that "mommy doesn't want to play with you when you do that" and walk away.
However, I can't stop feeling like a crappy mom thinking that I'm doing something wrong, or that I messed up somewhere along the way and that's why he's doing this.
Anyone else go through this? Any advice?