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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have a 1 year old and 7 months baby everytime she doesn't get what she wants she will hit her head in the crib or on the wall. what would i do? is that normal?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Behavioral: Behavioral modification therapy is recommended. Many infants exhibit this behavior, and it may be modified. Reinforce positive behaviors and take time outs.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Parenting Stress: I understand your distress. At age 18, going through stresses of relationship, separation, and lack of emotional support, it is overwhelming for you. Do: • Have Heart to Heart talk with father of the baby • Parenting Classes • Seek support from caring family members and friends • See a Therapist for stresses of Parenting individually; and with father of the baby.

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Last updated Nov 15, 2020

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