Rebecca - posted on 03/05/2010 ( 42 moms have responded )
I just want to know if anyone else is having or had trouble with their toddler deliberately throwing themselves backwards during a tantrum? And if so what do you do / did do to stop it?
My son chucks huge tantrums. It starts by stamping his feet and screaming at us and then launches himself backwards and hits the ground. Then because his head is hurting he expects us to pick him up and give him cuddles. Most of the time we try to catch him and lower him to the ground and then walk away, but we are not always quick enough and if it is a big hit (most of the time when we cant catch him they are) we need to check his head to make sure he is ok.
He has been doing this for the last month and a half now and we are really worried that he is going to give himself brain damage by doing this. At first we thought, 'if he keeps doing it and we dont pay attention he'll work out that it's not worth the pain' but he hasn't stopped at all.