Picked DS2 up from school today, and his 1:1 has said she was so worried about him as he started hurting himself for no real reason. Someone had taken his packed lunch bag instead of their own, and he reacted by punching his forehead. When his 1:1 stopped him doing it, he used the other hand to scratch his forehead.
He has never done this before,and I am worried as to why he is doing it.
He has had a cold for the past few days, and a cough which he normally doesn't get. I can't remember the last time he had a cough tbh.
I am wondering if it would be worth just keeping him off for the week, even thinking of telling his 1:1 not to let him do the school nativity as he doesn't like the hall, although she said he has been fine with singing.
My ds also does this (blimey, he seems he does EVERYTHING that other people are posting about tonight!) and I do think this run up to Xmas is a very likely cause. My ds also has his birthday coming up, a part in the nativity play and he's one mega stressed out little man .
I might pinch your idea of keeping him off for a while. He's a much gentler and easier child when he's off school. I LOVE school holidays!