Toddler behavior

United States
October 27, 2006 9:48pm CST
My son purposefully hits his head on things. Sometimes the floor, wall, bed rail, and even the bathtub. He never hits himself hard enough to leave a mark or make himself cry. Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced this? Do you know why they do this? Do they grow out of it?
1 response
@Inklings (1256)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Does he do this when he is angry? A LOT of toddlers do that and if you ignore the bahavior, he will probably stop it. That can be really hard to do, but it works. If he gets a rise out of you, the behavior will continue longer. Todlers are funny little people! :O)
• United States
28 Oct 06
He is not angry when he does it. He just does it and then looks up at you. You're right though. Toddlers are funny little people.