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What do I do when time-outs do not stop my child from hitting?
My 22-month-old son hits every time he gets angry about something or does not get his own way. Time-outs are virtually ineffective because he flat-out refuses to apologize or give a hug when time-out is over, even after we've spoken to him about how he makes the other person feel when he hits them. There are even times when he will continue to hit the second he gets out of time-out. Am I expecting too much from him at this age? Is his lack of remorse something that I should be worried about?
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