O.k. the doctors can't give me a satisfactory answer on this one. What do you do to stop head banging? Ignoring it doesn't get rid of it. It isn't for attention or getting what he wants. The hardness of what ever he is hitting his head on doesn't seem to matter. (He does cry harder, but it doesn't stop him from doing it again.) Most of the time he is hitting himself on the forehead and it doesn't leave any marks, but once in a while he'll really get himself good and leave a goose egg. I can't figure out why he is doing this and how to stop it. I used to think it was because difficult child was aggressive, but easy child hits himself/ bangs his head even when difficult child isn't around. It might be an autism thing, but how do you stop it if it is?