Anyway, I have a ton of books, but so little time to read so please help me..I've tried telling her it hurts when you hit, we don't hit it's not nice etc, but all she does is continue to try to do the same thing again.
for instance today, I couldn't change the thing we were doing because we were shopping in a kids consignment shop and I was in a time crunch. She was keeping busy with some books and an Elmo that were for sale. She decided she wanted to keep running over to the book section and change her books. I needed to keep her with me but it was too warm to keep her in the carrier. So I tried to get her to sit down and look at her books after the fifth time of getting a different book. When I tried to stop her again, she got mad and tried to hit me, I tried to redirect her and get her to sit down again with Elmo but no that wasn't enough so again she tried to push past me and this time I got an uppercut with a book . finally I had no patience *insert raging hormones and getting tired* and grabbed the stroller and tried to find several books to try to keep her busy.
question 1 how could I have better dealt with this?
question 2 how can I deal with the hitting?