A 6 Years Old Boy Ironed His Face, Why He Did That?

@lendmhe (372)
Philippines
March 2, 2010 7:12pm CST
A 6 years old boy, who is currently living with us together with her mother for 9 months after they gone away from his father due to an angry disputed, ironed his own face a week ago. We never noticed that until one day while he (the boy) is sleeping, my wife spotted the dark portion on the right side of his face, because the boy keeping it silence seem like nothing happen, we never even heard him cried, maybe to his fear that he would be beaten or strike once her mother know. When we asked what happen or why he did that, the boy answered "he plugged the press iron then slightly rub on his face." Now my question is, why he did that? Was that for curiosity reason only? What do you think?
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@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
The child is undergoing trauma. The things that has been happening in his life is very to much for that child to handle and that is why he did that thing. The break up could really be a part and the reason why he did that.. I really am hurt of what that baby did. There's still a future ahead...
@lendmhe (372)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Thank you yresh12, maybe it's also relevant to his parents situation that are not living together, he is lack of attention.
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
That is common in stressful environments. Parents or family members fighting all the time, what is the kid or child to do? Since he cannot voice out his emotions nor does he understand what's making them upset. He turns to himself and punishes himself for something he's confused about. Some kids would intentionally find means to stop violence by hurting themselves, others would do it quietly. I have a college classmate a few years back. She was gorgeous, though she didn't have the nicest attitude towards people. She was rude, and really made people feel that we're all beneath her. Therefore, many did not like her at all. But as we drew near our graduation, she seemed to be less rude and is even kind. During the retreat (which is why religion is still good in schools) we had the time to just hear our hearts out and there we understood her. When we were just freshmen, she just lost her dad 4years ago (due to an accident). She was very close to her dad and was very distant emotionally to her mom. Forced with the situation, she became distant. Now a few years after, her mom started to see someone else and after a while decided to get married with the guy. She was upset with the mom for somewhat erasing her dad in the picture. She felt that her mom didn't have the right to just forget about dad and just move on like that. So she punished herself for it. She showed us her stomach and arms, there were healed blade scratches. You could literally see how she's dealing with the problem that time. She would wound herself just to the point of bleeding, but not too much. She said the pain made her forget about the problem. She also expressed her anger by being rude to everyone and making people hate her. It was sad really, but at least she's okay now. I guess that kid just couldn't express himself. It's very dangerous for your house to have a 6year old kid access anything that's flammable. It shows that your house isn't the safest house for kids. You should learn to keep these things out of children's reach. For what if, he forgot to unplug it and burned your house down? You should be more responsible next time for it is your house.
@lendmhe (372)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Thank you miss laydee for your response, yeah! he's okay now but still have a light freckle. That incident happened upstair while we are watching TV downstair. Thanks also for the advice. I am now keeping those things out of children's reach.
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@bird123 (10442)
• United States
3 Mar 10
Sometimes you just have to see what happens.I know a young man who touched a red hot range burner just to see what happensHe won't be doing that again.Get the boy off by himself and talk.Make him your best friend. If there is a problem, he can open up.