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Tantrums banging head on floor

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PandaMa Sun 03-May-20 09:28:09

Hi guys. My 22 month old son has ramped up the tantrum game lately. I can only assume lockdown has a part to play and he's frustrated. My main point is that when he has a tantrum he either throws himself backwards and whacks his head off the floor or drops to his knees and deliberately bangs his head on the floor. Has anyone had a toddler similar and successfully got them to stop this? Tantrums can be a part of life I get that but I'm just worried he will really hurt his head :-(

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JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 03-May-20 13:56:59

Yes, I think quite a few head bang at some point.

With mine, teaching them some signs helped as they could express themselves and the frustration became less. How's his speech now?

Also, I think how you deal with it helps too. With my first I just used to say "has that ever got you what you wanted?" and he'd stop. The second one was a bit more tricky, she had to be ignored completely or the tantrum coulda stopped for hours.

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PandaMa Sun 03-May-20 17:42:17

He understands most instructions but his speech is limited to a few words still. He definately under stands tone.

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JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 03-May-20 20:16:45

The speech does sound normal but it might be worth having a look at a progress checker smile

Bumsmet Sun 03-May-20 20:52:30

Mine did it but grew out of it once his language skills improved. Was not nice to watch- especially the time he did it on the tarmac driveway shock

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 04-May-20 11:00:12

That's must have been hard to watch Bums. After the first tine our DS did it he must have decided it hurt so used to fetch a cushion, out it in the floor then bang his head on that grin

He has always been a bit of a softy smile

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