7 year old hits herself and pulls her hair
(Wood Dale, IL)
My 7 year old is a typical oldest child. Everything needs to be PERFECT. I always thought is was strange that since she was an infant she cannot stand to have tags on her clothes or her socks to be uneven at the seem at all.
She is an extraordinary student. Loves school. Is in first grade but teachers say she's at a 5th grade level.
Anytime she makes a mistake on school work or gets in trouble for some dumb thing she hits her face or pulls her hair. She told me yesterday that anytime she THINKS she's going to be in trouble at school she does this at school. She says it's the only thing that makes her feel comfortable and she does it when no one is looking.
A good friend recommended looking into it being a sensory issue. I'm just amazed that she would feel better by hurting herself. Any advice, thoughts?