i found my 8yr old son hitting himself after he had been given into trouble, I heard him slapping himself hard and calling himself stupid, why is he doing this ? He has always been a well behaved and stable little boy, is it his age what do I do to prevent this from happening again?
To be frank, I would not focus on the behavior at all. The response is not particularly worrisome and it will go away on its own. Sometimes children who are generally quite well behaved tend to display disproportiionately self-critical responses to misbehavior. You can matter-of-factly let him know that everyone makes mistakes and it's important to face the consequences, learn from the experience and move on.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.