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I was babysitting a friend's child today, a 12 month old boy, and Zachary was so awful to him!! He pushed him down, took toys away from him, grabbed at his face, shoved him out of my lap. He was mad jealous and possessive over things that he thought were his. I've seen him like this to a degree and I always try to tell him, "no Zachary, we share" and give the other kid whatever it was back, but today it wasn't even like Zachary always wanted to play with it, he just didn't want anyone else to play with it either.
I finally got them to settle down when I got them playing ball with each other. It sucked though, I felt like I was spending all of my time telling Zachary no, which I'm sure was frustrating for him too. I tried praising him a lot when he did something right too but then he'd go right back to being mean. I can't wait until he's old enough to actually understand and reason with.
Yea, this is why I really need to get M around some more kids. A couple weekends ago our neighbors were outside and let Marissa play with their chalk. Well, two pieces werent enough for her so she climbed on the 2.5yo and took her chalk, then went to the 4.5 year old to take her chalk. She definitely didn't understand SHARE their chalk with them!! I just moved her to a different part of the sidewalk and told her to color there. She did this a couple months ago too(playing at someone else's house and taking all of his toys!) but I know she was wayy to young to get it at all.
All you need to do is be consistant with telling him no and like Michelle said, use the playpen for a time out spot. He won't like to be in there for long and eventually he will get the hint. If he's not around other kids very often it's bound to happen....it even happends with siblings, mine fight over toys alllll days it drives me nuts. Hopefully next time will be better