My brute...

My son will be 1 year old tomorrow. Recently he has been smacking, biting and throwing temper tantrums. Is this normal? He doesnt watch anything violent or anything...but somehow he knows how to smack me in the face! Is there anything i can do about this?

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    09/09/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Yeah, for some reason this was more of an issue with my boys than my girls at this age and a little beyond. They definitely have to be taught what is acceptable and what is not. Plus giving them the words to use so when they can finally express themselves verbally.
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      09/10/14
      he is not very advance in the verbal skills department and seems to have no time to be taught baby sign language. i have a very stubborn boy lol. currently its head butting, biting (he has 8 teeth!!) and slapping. he slaps the glasses right off my face!! if he bites i hold his face gently and tell him "no bite" while looking into his eyes. if he slaps i hold his hands and do the same thing, but he bites me or head butts me to let him go. I'm almost at a loss as i have no idea how to discipline a 1 year old!
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      09/10/14
      8Theresa Gould
      Keep being firm with him. Just l ike they do not learn to walk overnight (usually), they need to be trained not to do things. Make sure you do not give him a big reaction because that can fuel them to keep doing the unwanted behavior. Give it a few more days of telling him no.
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