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I NEED HELP!!! My son bangs his head HARD on the closest thing he can find ie floor, door, wall whenever he gets mad or doesn't get his way. I'm SO WORRIED he'll give himself a concussion or brain damage. WHAT DO I DO>???

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Asked by CMama222 at 12:53 PM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • How old is he???

    Answer by dancer at 12:54 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • huh mpactem just asked the exact same question

    Answer by littlestar85257 at 12:55 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • He won't.. he might hit hard enough to hurt once, after that he'll be careful.

    Answer by Gremlyn1980 at 1:00 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • My two year old did this for a couple weeks and then figured out that it hurt and doesn't do it anymore....

    Answer by bethany169 at 1:03 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • My son did it to get attention. I just moved objects in the surrounding area that could possible harm him. If its just a temper tantrum, he would be mad for a few minutes, see that I didn't pay it no mind, then he would go about something else. At first I would coddle him when he would bang his head on the wall, but I notice he would do it over and over when I paid too close attention to him during his temper tantrum. I would definately seek advise from his pediatrician- even just a quick phone call to the office. They usually can answer what they feel is best for him.

    Answer by ByronAidenMom at 1:24 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Stop paying attention to it. You reward him with a reaction, so he does it again. I promise he'll only do it hard enough to hurt ONCE.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 2:08 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • some children do this as a response to interanl digestive problems.....does he eat alot of carbs? I could be a gluten intolerence or see this behavior alot in autism!

    Answer by michaux at 2:56 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Internal.....

    Answer by michaux at 2:57 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

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