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Can I help my headbanging child withot headgear?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
The cool design of the kids head makes it pretty tolerant to the headbanging.
Its done either to get attention, release frustration or as a self stimulating behavior.They go through it without brain damage&if it hurts enough at any point they quit. You can watch them out of peripheral vision & not provide them with the direct eye contact they are trying to get. Over time they grow out of this.

In brief: Yes
The cool design of the kids head makes it pretty tolerant to the headbanging.
Its done either to get attention, release frustration or as a self stimulating behavior.They go through it without brain damage&if it hurts enough at any point they quit. You can watch them out of peripheral vision & not provide them with the direct eye contact they are trying to get. Over time they grow out of this.
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