I want to let him know it is ok to be upset but hitting our head against the wall, table or shower is going to do it. Anyone have any ideas?Answer Question
Answer by heather.darin at 6:28 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
Answer by writeon at 6:37 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
Sounds like he has a problem verbalizing his anger. Try to get him to talk to you about what he is mad about and provide ideas of what is acceptable behavior. Here are some books for aggressive/acting out behaviors which you might find helpful. http://astore.amazon.com/wwwcjkidzcom3-20?node=22&page=5
Answer by momjs at 9:04 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:47 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
Is this behavior recent?
He needs to be evaluated by a child or adolescent psychologist or psychiatrist, quickly. Once he's evaluated and they determine the cause of his behavior, you can then determine the best treatment for it (i.e. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Anger Management, etc).
When a child causes injury to themselves regardless of the reason, they are symptoms of something bigger, like bipolar, depression, personality disorder, or some other psychological distress.
In the meantime, If you are afraid he'll injury himself significantly, then you need to either call a mobile mental health unit or crisis team (every county has one through the State Mental Health Department) or 911
Answer by CoolGirlChris at 5:37 PM on Jun. 2, 2009