how to stop my three year old daughter BITING my six month old son

Louise - posted on 06/20/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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this has happened four times now, since he was weeks old. I dont know what to do anymore. first time i smacked her as i was so shocked, second time we were at pre school and my son was getting attention from a teacher and i clearly said that i was not on to bite him. and third time i was about to feed my son and i said to her to get some puzzles and we'd do some when i'd finished with her brother and when she was on the floor tickling him and then she bit him, so i took away her favourite baby doll. then two days later (today) shes done it again, so taking her other baby away.
I spoke to her pre school and their trying a reward sticker chart that she made with them. she gets a sticker at the end of the day if shes been kind to jack.
but today it was biting (almost, she would of if i didnt stop her) on the arm, before it was on his fingers. and she normally does it and then it doesnt happen again for a month or so, but as i said its been two days. it gets me so upset and i need help! x

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Firebird - posted on 06/20/2012

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Try asking her how she'd like it if someone bit her. And don't let her go until she answers you.Chances are she'll tell you she wouldn't like it very much, then you can explain that if she doesn't like being bitten, it is not okay for her to bite other people.

Louise - posted on 06/20/2012

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thanks Michelle, my mother in law has said the same but i dont want to bite her and then she tells pre-school. they know about the situation. we have the summer hols coming soon so will think about doing it then. thanks x

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well i have had the problem of biting and i have smacked my son for it. He still did it, until i had to bite him back. I didn't bite to where it brought blood or anything. Enough for him to feel it too. So, try biting back. that seems to do the trick.

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