If you have previously recommended this thread, you should see a tick / check mark on the recommend button. Click the tick to undo the recommendation (the tick may appear to change to a cross as you do this.) If you added a comment with your recommendation, you will need to delete that from your facebook wall separately.
2 months ago brought home a little brother for our 19month old, he loves him dearly, but I have noticed a change in attitude towards me (appears to be very angry) Which I understand and am trying so hard to be the same person I was before his little brother arrived, has anyone got any helpful advice as to how I can help him get over this phase (quickly) my face is full of scratches LOL...
Say NO HITTING, HITTING HURTS firmly and give a brief timeout (no more than a minute or so because it's quite a severe form of discipline for a 19mo).
At the same time make sure he's still getting the same amount of physical contact from you that he had before - when toddlers start walloping it's often because they're missing out on the levels of touch that they had before and still need.
You can also encourage gentle touch - if his arm starts to flail towards your face, catch his wrist and help him stroke your face so he starts to understand what 'gently' means.
essentially, you have to think about the negative behviour as a child's way of asking for help. Then, you do your best to help them - without getting upset or angry (oh, the headaches!).
In this case, time out might not be the best thing for your 19 month old. His reaction seems to me as if he is feeling scared and insecure at the arrival of the new baby, so anything you can do to help him feel more connected to you is good
oops, posted too soon. l was going to agree with Zuleika that plenty of physical contact and cuddles will help. Good luck, there are 15 months between my boys and they are just starting to play together nicely. The early days are hard, but it gets better in leaps and bounds.