bite himself when he is in a tantrum. he has only done it 2 times.. but that is 2 times too many, he bit the back of his hand so hard earlier that he cried harder after it but he still done it again but on his wrist in another tantrum less than 5 mins later.
i dont know if it is something he has just picked up in school but i am worried that he is going to do some serious damage to himself if he carries on. my cousin who is autistic does it and he has hard skin on his wrist where he has done it so mush over the years.
i dont know if i am blowing this out of proportion as he HAS only done it twice, i just want to know what to do to nip it in the bud before it becomes a habit we cant get him out of
has anyone else been/going through this?? what have/are you doing?? any advice appreciated
Dom hits/bangs his head on things when he's annoyed or we stop him doing something he wants to do. Best to ignore it and walk away, when he is behaving appropriately give lots of praise when inappropriate say no and walk away. My niece bites herself in anger and she has just started high school and is typical, doesnt do it in front of anyone but her mum cause it upsets her.
Harry went through a stage of biting other people (which thankfully he seems to have stopped) but I can't remember him biting himself. Do you think maybe Josh has seen someone else do this (maybe your cousin?) & that's why he's thought to do it? Perhaps if he hurts himself then that may be enough to stop him doing it again. When Harry went through a biting stage we used to move him away & ignore rather than react to him because we were told a reaction may encourage the behaviour, it seemed to work xxxx
we normally ignore any bad behavour - as maxine said... but this has come out of the blue, he has brought behaviour home from school before so i am wondering if it is that - he hasnt met my autistic cousin ( big family rift) so he hasnt got it from there.
he did have a tantrum because i was helping him to put his food onto his fork, he was trying to eat his chips with his fingers but he'd had beans as well so i was trying to get him to eat properly. he pushed his plate which somersaulted and landed on the floor.. but all the food landed on the table (only 4 chips left at this point)
the other behaviour he has 'brought home' is hitting his brother with toys.. which his brother has started doing
Hi, we don;t have biting with George but he does hit himself on the head either with his hands or anything that happens to be near. He does it in temper if he;s been told 'no' so we try to ignore it and not give any fuss or attention to him when he does it. I think he is deliberately trying to hurt himself because ususally if he hurts himself we would make a fuss of him so I think its his way of trying to get a cuddle etc when he's been naughty. He also bangs repeatedly on the table when he;s playing havoc at teatime then cries because he;s hurt his hands. I do think its best to try to ignore the behaviour so that they are not gaining anything from doing it - hopefully they will realise that its not worth it. George doesn;t do it so much now - he;s too busy hurting his little brother! xxx
hi danni charlie also bites himself and head bangs usually in tantrum /temper he is autistic ! i just tend to ignore him when he does it and the episodes are getting alot less frequent now so hope im doing the right thing xxxx
Hi Daniella, Jasmine has started to bite her hand and also slap herself in the face but funnily enough she doesn't do it in a tantrum, it's almost as though she does it through boredom. At the moment I am trying not to make a big thing about it, she hasn't really hurt herself as yet but I'm guessing it is frustration for some reason... I just say 'silly billy' and try to distract her! Do you get any occupational or psycotherapy for Josh? Sometimes these little habits are hard to get to the bottom of but like you I'd love to know the best way to deal with it. x