My gorgeous boy turns one in a few weeks time...and he's pretty smart if I do say so myself... BUT when it comes to responding to 'no', he seems strangely NOT so smart.
He keeps going back to things he's not allowed to touch, distraction and no don't work. He knows what no means, and often when he goes to do something he's not allowed to, he'll kneel infront of it, stop, and shake his head no , then nod his head yes , and do it! (Just like the new smileys) So cute - the first few times.
This morning in bed he was hitting my face. I'd say no and frown at him. He'd look at me defiantly and do it again, harder. This time I'd say no, frown and grab his hands, saying "Don't hit" Then, he'd do it harder still - it made me so angry because he KNOWS what no means, so I grabbed him and put him on the floor and turned away from him. He CRIED... I let him cry for about 10 seconds, and picked him up, gave him lots of cuddles, etc. and there was no more hitting (until later in the day, but that's another story).
So... is that OK to do, do you think? I don't want him to think I don't love him if he hits me, but I don't want to give him more attention for doing something wrong, and I want him to know it's wrong.
I have no idea what I'm doing... I just know that I don't want him to be scared of me like I was of my Mum - and that he's not a 'naughty boy', but what he was doing is naughty. (Big difference).
Any ideas? Opinions? Do I just need more sleep and stop overanalysing it?