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How To Stop Your Kid From Self Harming

Helping Your Child Reduce Self-Harming Behavior

Self-harm, or inflicting physical harm onto one’s body to ease emotional distress, is not uncommon in kids and teens. In fact, according to clinical psychologist Deborah Serani, PsyD, in her book Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and ...

Cutting And Self-Harm

Self-harm can be a way of coping with problems. It may help you express feelings you can’t put into words, distract you from your life, or release emotional pain. Afterwards, you probably feel better—at least for a little while. But then the painf...

Self Harm - Family Lives

Apart from the physical symptoms of self-harm, there are other clues to watch out for if you are concerned about your child. Your child may seem very down and talk about being a failure or feeling unhappy. They may take to wearing many layers of c...

Understanding And Dealing With Self-Injuring Behavior

Self-injury is the deliberate act of physical harm to cause tissue damage. The idea that an adolescent would repeatedly injure themselves does not make sense to parents. In order to deal with self-injuring children a parent needs to understand tha...

My Child Is Self-Harming: What Can I Do?

Alamy If you have recently discovered that your child is self-harming, you may feel at a loss as to what to do next. Here we offer an insight into some of the reasons children self-harm, plus how to

What To Do If Your Child Is Cutting

A common misconception is adolescents self-injure as a shoutout for attention. But self-injury, including cutting, is actually done as a way to deal with negative emotions. At age 13, Sydney Deneke began hurting herself. She used whatever objects ...

Helping Teens Who Cut

Cutting — using a sharp object like a razorblade, knife, or scissors to make marks, cuts, or scratches on one's own body — is a form of self-injury. It can be hard to understand why anyone would hurt himself or herself on purpose. Learning that yo...

My Daughter Has Started Cutting. What Should I Do?

There are few things more disturbing for moms and dads than finding out that your child is intentionally hurting herself. Unfortunately, it’s very common, especially among girls. Experts call it “self injury,” and as many as a quarter of all teena...

My Teenager Is Self-Harming (Often Cutting) Herself. What To Do...

Self-harm (I am going to call it Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, NSSI) is a foreign concept to many parents and it can be very scary to discover. Historically NSSI was never as transparent as it is today. If you look, you will find young people (and now ...

‘My Child Is Cutting’: Understanding Self-Harm

It may shock or confuse parents to learn that their child is "cutting." Understanding the nature of self-harm is the first step towards being able to help.

Kids Helpline

An issue that has been of increasing concern to Kids Helpline counsellors over the past 10 years has been the number of young people who disclose self-injuring behaviours, during counselling sessions about other problems. People use different word...

My Child Hits And Bites Himself. What Should I Do? | Babycenter

Child expert Penelope Leach offers tips for getting preschoolers to stop hurting themselves -- and when to seek professional advice.

My Child Self-Injures

My son came home from kindergarten with scratches on his neck. When I called the teacher to ask what happened, she explained that he did it to himself when he was placed in time-out for ripping up another child’s artwork. Since that first time, I ...

Stop Aggressive Behavior In Kids And Tweens - End Physical Abuse

“You know the kid that no one wants to play with? The kid who stands alone at recess or lunch? Who never gets invited to birthday parties? That’s my kid. And it breaks my heart.” When a child is aggressive toward others – hitting, screaming, pushi...

Whether Baby Is Sticking Her Hand Half Way Down Her Throat Or Banging Her Body Into Hard Surfaces With Her Newfound Mobility, How Do You Stop An Infant From Harming Herself?

My son is 17 months old and he likes to sit and bang his head on the wall or the gate and he thinks it's funny even when he hurts himself I tell him no and the more he does it. My dr told me its normal but make sure he doesn't hurt himsel...

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How To Stop Your Kid From Self Harming

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