2 year old constantly headbutting, floor, walls, me, my partner?...why?

Shan - posted on 07/11/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son just turned 2 in May and I have always been concerned as to why headbutts he has done this since he was in a cot and could lift his head. I told my gp and they said just to ignore it. over a year later he is still doing it and im not sure what else I can do? he headbutts walls, floors, tables, people. he can stop outside and headbutt the concrete as it is so fast for him doing this. he done it so hard in the house I had to take him to hospital as he torn his lip string and was bleeding. now he has a black eye? how can I continue to ignore this. he does it all day everyday, bedtime is the worst I put him in his bed and he headbutts the wall atleast 25 times before he goes to sleep and its not softly he does it either. I need help??

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Deepti - posted on 07/14/2013

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u may also start with drawing and coloring urself and let him offer to participate in the activity. drawing is a beautiful way to express emotions and to calm down. it can help u also and can attract ur child too!

Shan - posted on 07/12/2013

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Hey :) thanks very much for your reply! It's really worrying me now as he is going to hurt himself. Believe me he gets all the attention anyone could possibly have I'm with him 24.7 I take him out, he has everything you could think of for a 2 year old. We have a great bond but it's upsetting as to why he does this because he hurts himself. If he doesn't get his own way he's screaming in my face, hits me, nuts me, the floor. You can be walking to the shop/park and he just headbutts the floor outside.

I asked for help over a year ago and I've asked constantly for help as distraction doesn't help, giving him what he wants constantly doesn't help.
Eventually I may be getting somewhere as I contacted my health care visitors and they are going to arrange for somebody to come out and access his anger because I know a 2 year old can have a tantrum but this is constant and not normal.

I know children wwith adhd (anger problems) and they weren't half as bad at that age to what my son is.

Thanks again

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