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Designated tantrum spot should defuse toddler

Posted: July 9, 2014 at 1:59 a.m.

Q When he throws a tantrum, which happens several times a day, my 20-month-old often gets down on the floor and starts banging his head. Worried that he may hurt himself, I pick him up and comfort him. I know that reinforces head-banging, but I don't know what else to do. Making matters worse, a school counselor friend tells me that head-banging is something lots of autistic kids do. I'm at a loss.

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