My toddler's biting?!

Crystal - posted on 07/03/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 16month old is biting at daycare NOT at home. So how do I do something about this if I can't punish/get onto her for doing it.? By the time I pick her up from daycare its over-with.. I don't believe, I should get onto her for doing something a hour before. She just wolnt understand why shes in trouble. I mean I do talk to her about it but it isn't working. I've got to get it stopped. Shes in a home daycare and the policies are VERY strict shes on the way..to get kicked out. I don't want her in a public daycare....The teacher stated she has noticed it when shes aggravated.. or frustrated. She's in the stages of learning words but just can't get them out. PLEASE any advice?

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Crystal - posted on 07/15/2011

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Thank you :) Her provider was working on it with us she is doing much better now.

Kelly - posted on 07/10/2011

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Biting is completely normal. Your child is at an age where she wants to communicate and be understood, but the language skills aren't there yet. It really is normal for her to be biting to be understood. Its a common phase and one that her childcare provider should have been aware of before deciding to get into childcare! Its not fair to you to have your child kicked our for normal development. Public childcare isn't all that bad and might be worth looking into. Are there other in-home centers around you? You and your daughter need to be in a place where her development is understood and appreciated. Worse case you could always do some research into biting and bring some resources to daycare that show that biting is normal. Good luck!

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