My 16 months old son bangs his head against the wall if he gets upset ! how can I make him stop doing this?
Gently take his hand and remove him from the wall and then try to focus his attention onto something else. Help him to find a way to vent his frustration without involving hurting himself. Teach him some words to use and encourage him to use those words. For example: if he is hitting his head due to anger, take his hand and say "You are feeling angry, very angry", then try to get him to say it with you," I am angry" or as he is only very little just the word "angry" to start with. Keep the words simple as he is so young, but once he has the words to express his feelings he should be less inclined to hurt his head.
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