As the title indicates, we are firmly in the toddler zone. Monkey does not like to be told no or redirected. The yelling and flailing of body parts doesn’t really phase me, but he has taken to doing some major head banging, which is just disturbing to see. For a while now he has been banging his head on our sliding glass door just for fun. We just keep on redirecting until he finally loses interest (it takes several tries). Now when he is angry or frustrated, he will forcefully bang his head against a wall, door, another head (OW!), or the floor. The other day we were at a local park that has a duck pond. He wanted to rush into the water, of course. I would stop him, much to his dismay. One of the times, he got down on his hands and knees and attempted to bang his forehead on the concrete ground! He pretty much always has a bruise or two on his forehead. I’ve looked it up and apparently this is normal toddler behavior, but damn is it ever horrible to see. I hope it passes quickly.
Any of you seeing this type of behavior? If so, how do you handle it?