Helen - posted on 08/15/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
My son has recently started biting.
He only bites me (at the moment), and not all the time, but it hurts - physically and emotionally!
I'm a nursery nurse, so 'know' that its a phase, that telling him 'no - you must not bite', withdrawing attention from him (especially as he is usually playing when he bites, and he cries when he's told off) and consistency between myself and daddy will get us through and out the other side, but . . . .
I suffer from depression and it sometimes feels that he's punishing me, doesn't like me etc, I 'know' that this isn't true, but it doesn't stop the emotional impact its having on me - tonight I really want nothing to do with him, because he really hurt when he bit me earlier, but I don't want that to happen, I still want to be able to play, love and have a great relationship with him.
(I have support from surestart, daddy is fabulous, am on antidepressants and having counselling!)