Head banging is a problem in my house. Anytime my 2-year-old gets upset, he tends to bang his head against the wall. Is this normal?


Seeing a child head banging against a wall or other hard substance may be difficult and upsetting. Still, it is important to realize that for some children, this is a form of self-comfort or release. Some children need to let go of frustration, and this is the best way they see to do it.

Your main goal is to protect your child from injury. Don’t scold the behavior, but don’t encourage it either. Add some foam padding to areas where he is likely to bang his head. If you are still concerned that head banging could be a sign of a developmental delay, speak to your child’s pediatrician.


Always check with your doctor regarding questions on your health for you or you baby.


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