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I know not whether self-harming behavior is part of that measure, nor the measure's relationship to adult borderline. Here are several things you might try doing to keep your child safe:. Depending on the child, using a time-out occasionally, beginning at about the age of 18 months, may help her manage feelings better when she has a tantrum. I guess they just need to hit something and they don't want to damage anything so they hit themselves.
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Posted September 29, 2008. When we ask her about it she justs says because she does. Posted June 3, 2016.
It is good that you are sensitive to your child's equilibrium, and I would encourage you to look beyond the surface behavior to try to identify what may be causing your son to be so upset lately.
Looking at the big picture might reveal for you some element in your son's situation which you can address so that he is not under so much pressure.
Just to conclude this thread, the little boy does not hit himself anymore. But try to resist the urge to fix every problem. A child who has fallen apart in this way may need time and attention to pull himself back together.
We do not spank or hit at home and I'm worried it's a sign of autism. My 4 yr old step daughter hits herself in the face and yells " I hate myself" when she is in trouble.
The reason the child hits herself and not somebody else when she is frustrated is because at her age, she has already internalised the message that you cannot hit out when you are frustrated. For instance she is predisposed to disciplining herself so when she's told no it's just a self confirmation to discipline.
A child who hits himself is showing you that he's so angry he can't find enough people to blame--he blames himself, too.
To solve the problem, look at the function of the behaviour - in this case it seems to be relief from frustration. We only have her on the weekends and her mother says that its a normal thing with her. Pinterest How can I get my five-year-old to do chores?