Throwing his/her body back and purposely trying to hit his/her self what do I do?

Tiffany - posted on 01/29/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have a 2 year old he 8 months away from being 3. When he gets in trouble and I try to pick him up he goes limp. Sometimes I will just walk away but other times I can get a hold of him i put him in his crib there for her is self contained. When he get in the crib he thrashers I just ignore him
until he calms down. I tell him that I will talk to him when he is done! He usually calms down with in a few seconds. I tell him exactly what he did and how long he will be in. He does this a lot, I get scared when does this because he could hit his head. I just don't know what to do?

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Jenn - posted on 01/30/2011

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Sounds fine to me - it's an attention thing. No need to get upset with someone for reassuring you that you're doing the right thing - sheesh!

Kathy - posted on 01/30/2011

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This is normal. He wouldn't hit his head if it really hurt him. He is doing it to get your attention. Keep doing what you are doing. Being consistent is the key here, also being calm. You are doing great. Keep up the good work!

Tiffany - posted on 01/30/2011

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Kate, He is 2 and has been doing this since he was 7 months or so! He will continue to hit his head until he realizes that he is not being watched!

Kate CP - posted on 01/29/2011

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He'll only hit his head one time before he realizes that it hurts and he shouldn't do it again. It's just the consequence to his action.

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