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How do I deal with my hefty 1 year old swiping at and smacking my 2 year old. I try to explain that she is only a baby and doesn't understand, but my 2 year old has started to copy and started swiping and smacking too.

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Ben Tantrum 
I'm no expert but I've heard that between 2 and 3 kids start to reason (hence they start asking why about everything). So your 2 year old should soon understand the why not. I guess the trick is to give them a simple enough answer that they can grasp quickly and simply. E.g. Squatting down and looking them in the eyes at their eye level and saying something like "Only babies do that because they're too young to understand" or explaining that their favourite superhero would never do x or y.
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Ben Tantrum 
I'm no expert but I've heard that between 2 and 3 kids start to reason (hence they start asking why about everything). So your 2 year old should soon understand the why not. I guess the trick is to give them a simple enough answer that they can grasp quickly and simply. E.g. Squatting down and looking them in the eyes at their eye level and saying something like "Only babies do that because they're too young to understand" or explaining that their favourite superhero would never do x or y.

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