Kayla - posted on 03/03/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
My daughter is 18 months old and will not stop hitting herself in the head or banging her head on the floor when she gets angry. We have stopped spanking her, which was very rare to begin with, thinking maybe she interupts spanking as a wrong discipline. If she is somewhere she is able to hurt herself we simply pick her up and sit her somewhere else, tell her in a calm voice it isnt nice to do this or that, and explain the correct action. Most of the time we ignore the temper tantrums in hopes she'll get over it quicker. But we have to hold her arms or she'll hit herself or slap her legs. Any ideas Mom's?