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19mo slamming his head

Posted by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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when my 19mo son gets mad he will sit down and then violently slam his head on the ground (throw himself backwards). I don't remember my first doing this! can he hurt himself??
by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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DACIA79
by Bronze Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 10:02 AM
I would make a appointment with the pediatrician.
la_bella_vita
by Bella on Sep. 4, 2013 at 10:06 AM

 

Quoting DACIA79:

I would make a appointment with the pediatrician.

 I agree

stacy2607
by Platinum Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 1:37 PM
Its normal, its him throwing a tantrum..my 18month old does the same thing..when shes mad, she sits down and throws herself backwards.
lauratupper
by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 3:13 PM

It's normal behavoir during a tantrum.

KylersMom8-16-7
by Gold Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 4:17 PM
That is normal. Yes he could hurt himself but he will figure out not to do it eventually. I always tried to catch my kids when they flopped back so they wouldn't hit their head but after not being quick enough a couple times they learned to do a controlled fall.
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abra
by Abra on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:00 PM
yikes!!
wonderwomanT08
by Bronze Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:06 PM
This is common. He is frustrated because he can't express his feelings. And sometimes they feel out of control....more so when they throw a fit.
You can help him by getting down on the floor and holding him until he calms down. Give him words. Name his feelings. Remain calm yourself. Help him figure out what he needs.

My son did this and over the years I've worked with a few that did this. They do grow out of it!
ablackdolphin
by Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:13 PM

It's totally normal!!!!

LAHnTAH0812
by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM
thank you! my first son did not do this!


Quoting wonderwomanT08:

This is common. He is frustrated because he can't express his feelings. And sometimes they feel out of control....more so when they throw a fit.

You can help him by getting down on the floor and holding him until he calms down. Give him words. Name his feelings. Remain calm yourself. Help him figure out what he needs.



My son did this and over the years I've worked with a few that did this. They do grow out of it!

alandou
by April on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:19 PM
It's normal but I would be concerned if he's doing it violently! Ouch!
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