I really try to tell him what I want him to do rather than what he shouldn't do - but sometimes- "no" slips out. and I raise my voice. I read unconditional parenting and agree with it completely- I struggled to apply some of the contents to such a young baby who isn't very verbal and cannot answer questions or even understand longer explanations as detailed in the book.
What do you guys do in this situation? I know we both just reacted and feel guilty afterwards. Truly- its as if my son just doesn't get it- he is playing and is happy in the moment- he is not doing this when he is angry- I'm sure from his perspective it is amusing to see stuff fall over when he throws his sippy at it. Ugh! He did learn how to touch us gently after telling him "Gentle" every time he hit us- again when excited.