It can be extremely confusing, and even embarrassing as a parent, if your little one hits you or their fellow toddler playmates. However, as much as hitting is wrong and hurtful, if your 1 or 2 year old is hitting others, it does not make you a bad parent. This could simply be a way for the child to communicate their needs. Children don’t fully develop a sense of compassion until about age 3. So, they probably have no deliberate intention of “hurting” someone else.
After understanding that it doesn’t mean your child will grow up to be a bully, there are various ways which can help you stop your child from hitting others and give up this habit altogether.