My 3yo DD has started hitting, kicking, throwing things at people etc. It's a relatively new thing and when she does I will immediately stop whatever interaction we were having, tell her firmly that it's not okay to hurt people and she needs to say sorry and I walk away.
At this point she starts bawling and will cry for ages and gets even more worked up and angry. She flat out refuses to apologize, it's like pulling teeth. She'll expect us to go back to playing when she feels like it and I'll say no you need to say sorry for hitting me then she'll get angry again and go off crying. When she finally does decide to apologize (like sometimes it can take an hour or more) it's just a quick 'sorry!' And then she expects it to all be fine and dandy.
What do I do? Today she threw her metal water bottle at me and it hit my ankle, it hurt so much! I did what I said above and she just went of crying and it's been an hour. DH just got home so he's dealing with her because I'm so angry and frustrated.