Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: worried | 2012-05-07

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tantrums

My 20 year old son is normally very well behaved , but lately he goes into a tantrum when he can''t get his way . What worries me is that he then runs up to a wall or some furniture and starts beating his head against it . He does this quite hard and we are worried he might damage himself . Please give me some advice .

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Temper tantrums are very common at this age.The most important thing to do is to remove the audience when your son has a tantrum.Tell him to "Stop" in a clear firm voice when he starts a tantrum. If he does not listen then take him to his room immediately and close the door. Do not let him out of his room until he is quiet. Do this each and every time that he has a tantrum. He will soon stop.

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Posted by: Worried | 2012-05-07

In question 518 I mistakenly said that my son is 20 years old , it should be 20 months . Sorry .

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Posted by: worried | 2012-05-07

I made a mistake in my previous question . My son is 20 months old not 20 years . Sorry

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