10 Year old Son headbanging in temper

(5 Posts)
LynBin Wed 06-Feb-13 19:45:08

This is so hard for me to reveal as I am really worried about my son. when we have issues with his behaviour and try to discipline him he laughs until he eventually gets upset and cry and scream and then to top it off he says he is so bad, bangs his head off the wall/door/wardrobe! it's so distressing for us all! when he was a toddler he did this too until he eventually grew out of it, we are at our wits end any tips or advice really would be appreciated. Help!

MrsMushroom Wed 06-Feb-13 22:40:02

How is he at school? What kind of issues with his behaviour do you have that triggers these events?

It seems like a regression due to some kind of stress...but I'm no expert. It sounds very distressing for you and him.

LynBin Thu 07-Feb-13 12:01:36

Thanks for replying, he is the exact opposite in School! He is never in trouble and never has been. He work on school work for children in the year above him and is very bright. When he is at home I feel he is frustrated no matter what we provide for his amusment. I really worry he is doing himself some serious damage :-((

MrsMushroom Thu 07-Feb-13 13:12:03

Is he happy socially? I think some kids...especially bright ones, really struggle with the strength of their emotions at times. He sounds like he needs help to manage his feelings....yoga is excellent for this and there are kids sessions everywhere if you google. Another good idea for helping kids to self manage, is Martial Arts...Judo or JuJitsu particularly work on inner strength of mind...

Does he have any hobbies?

aladdinsane Thu 07-Feb-13 13:26:32

My son can still do this and he is 14 now
Its so hard for people to understand. My son can be like a toddler having a tantrum, he is unable to control himself. This behaviour only happens at home but he has recently told us that he feels extreme anxiety in social situations so I think he may hold it together then explode at home
I found 'the explosive child' helpful as we can easily tip him over the edge my making too many demands on him
And, accepting that this is not a behaviour he chooses, he can't help it. Our son has rules but we understand that some demands he just can't cope with

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