Our pediatrician told us it is because they know when they get hurt, you rush to them and calm them down, even if they got hurt doing something they should pnthsve been doing. It's sort of their way of getting the attention off the naughty thing they were doing. Our son use to slam his head on the floor and our doctor said that as long as it wasn't leaving a mark, or making him dizzy or act strange afterwards, to ignore the behavior, he was spnust wanting attention. It worked. After about 2 weeks of ignoring the behavior, he hasn't done it in over a year and a half.
at 2:03 PM on Jul. 10, 2011