4 year old kid hits himself in head. please help

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tsnap299 2020-05-06 04:11:34


Hi all,
My son is 4 years and 9 months old.
For the past 8-10 months he has been hitting himself in head when he doesn't get what he wants. If my wife or mother say something opposite to his request, he hits on his head.
When we sit and talk to him, he will say it's wrong and will not repeat. But later at some point of time, he repeats the same. We are really worried about this behavior - not sure how to make him stop this. Sometimes he will bring his hand near his head and look at us for our attention.

Not sure whether to ignore or correct him.

Please provide inputs on how to over come this behavior.

tsnap299 2020-05-06 23:10:23


Can someone please help how to overcome this behavior?

tsnap299 2020-05-07 21:32:20


We are at Chennai

tsnap299 2020-05-21 20:36:23


Can someone please help how to overcome this behavior?

aadityaa25 2020-07-03 23:33:58


This is attention seeking behaviour from child. Please ignore him when he hits his head. Don't react at all. And talk to him after sometime about the thing that he wants to get after hitting his head.

param27 2020-07-06 12:17:31


just help him to for some days by correcting him

Jollyjoy2 2020-07-06 14:02:21


I think you should give him more time. Engage him in playful activities . Dont give him any chance to harm himself. If he would not repeat it for a week he could forget about it. Before making him understand , you have to understand it and correct it on your part...

tsnap299 2020-07-13 22:06:55


Thanks Jollyjoy2, aadityaa25, param27 for your inputs. Nowadays we are keeping him engaged most of the time and he has reduced this a bit. But needs some more improvement.

Jollyjoy2 2020-07-25 01:09:02


Its good to hear.... Keep it up...


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