So my DD is hitting. a lot. At first I thought it was a daycare thing. She did it every so often when she was frustrated and/or tired. Now it's like every time she gets upset or doesn't get what she wants she hits. Me, the dog, the table, the bath water.. it's getting out of control. We moved about 2 weeks ago, so she now stays home with me, not that I would blame them anyway, but I know it's not a problem in her every day. We don't spank. Just not sure where she's getting it and why. I'm sure it's a toddler thing but does anyone have any good suggestions on how to break this?
Currently I take her arm or arms and hold them and look at her sternly and tell her that we do not hit. My husband does the same. We'll also do "timeouts" (which just consist of me picking her up and holding her for about a minute or two so she can just "reset" and calm down). It works in the moment but it's not really sinking in to her to stop.
Should I be worried or is this a phase? Thanks in advance!