How do you stop a 2 year old having terrible tantrums??? And how do you stop them hitting and kicking you?? My 2 year old has just started hitting and kicking me and laughs when she is doing it. Shouting doesn't work, the naughty step doesn't work. And I am getting to the end of my tether. Last night she hit me in the face with a trainer, my husband wasn't in at the time. She wouldn't have done it if she had been as she is good as gold for him. I know she is just testing me to see how far she can go but its getting annoying and painful.