“I was wondering if you could ask a question, for me, to all your mums out there. I have tried almost everything, and my son is only getting worse, so I was hoping someone in your community could help me out. If you could ask, I would be so grateful. Thank you for your time…. here is my son’s problem – My 14mth old son has been head butting for the past month. At first it was only softly on the couch, the bed, or a pillow, but recently he has been head butting everything, and he is getting harder. The wooden floor, tiles, walls, tables, the dogs, etc, but the worst is when you pick him up, he will head butt you in the face or chest. It was occasionally, but now it’s every time someone picks him up, even when he wants to be picked up. He has caused a black eye, fat lip and blood nose on just myself. I hate to think what he could do to others. And if you tell him no, he will bite you and chuck a tantrum. He will even walk around throwing his head back and forth, in a head butting motion, and no matter how hard he hits a surface, he won’t cry, even if it has left a mark. He just keeps doing it. I’ve tried ignoring him, saying no sternly, putting him down and walking away, tried to distract him, I’ve even smacked his hand/bum, and so many other responses, but he is just getting worse. I’m at a dead end and I don’t know what to do. Im worried he will really hurt himself, or worse- others. Most of the time he is a happy, social, talkative, typical little boy, but this head butting thing is starting to get more frequent, and out of control. Please help and thank you for your time.” How do you stop your child head-butting?