I just sought out your advice on listening the first time. While waiting on the answer, my 3 year old girl (almost 4) has started hitting when taking her toys away or refusing to do what she wants to do. For a 6 month period a year and a half ago, we had the same problem. I punished daily and it FINALLY went away. I should preface by saying that my LG is very used to mommy refusing to do what she wants and saying no. She's pretty much lost it in the last 48 to 72 hours. There have been so many infractions, it's hard to keep up. I am going to use your 3 strikes and your'e out.