Tonight that is the game we played. She hit me, I said "no hit!" and gave her timeouts, and she cried. I'd let her go, she'd smile and hit me again. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Very frustrating. Then dad came downstairs and she lost interest and played with him for a very long time. It was cute, he was throwing her around and she was laughing hysterically and a good time was being had by all for about a half hour or more. Then she crawled across the furniture over to me and full on slapped me HARD in the face, with a big smile on her own. Out of nowhere! Just crawled over to me and slapped me in the face! There was even a handprint! I didn't even know a one year old could hit so hard it left a mark! I was furious and told her no and put her over my knee for a spank on the diaper. She cried and then she went straight to bed. Still, I am the only person she does this to.
Now I'm feeling like crap. I don't know how to get her to stop doing this. Obviously tapping her hand didn't work, because then she started hitting me. Obviously the stern "no" isn't working. Obviously the time outs are not working, either. Sure, they make her mad, but then she just hits me again. I seriously don't know what to do and I'm discouraged and feel like I'm messing things up when I'm trying to make them better.
And the dumb thing is that I would post this on a board like at babycenter or something, but I'm afraid all the judgemental stay at home mom's on there would crucify me for working, and that is the last thing I need. Or that all the moms who don't believe in spanking would crucify me, as well. All I want is help on how to solve this. All ideas welcome, just don't be mean.