My 2 yr old has started bitting. How do i stop it before it becomes a bigger issue
Krista - posted on 08/08/2011
Yeah, I'm definitely not a fan of biting back. It makes no sense to deter a kid from doing something, by doing THAT VERY THING.
My kid has only bitten a few times, and any time he has, I'd take him by the shoulders and look right into his eyes and say very sternly and deeply, "NO! No biting....biting HURTS!" If he giggled, I'd just repeat myself with a serious look on my face until the giggles stopped and he realized that I meant it.
Time-outs can also work well. Just make sure you tell them very simply and clearly WHY they're going into time-out. That'll help them associate the action with the consequence.
Susan - posted on 08/08/2011
Oh boy! My son started biting at 2 as well but he eventually just grew out of it...I spanked him a couple of time but found that made the problem worse so I started implementing time out, one minute for every year they are, and that really helped. I know this might sound terrible and others might find it crazy, but I was told to bite him back by his doctor, only once and actually that is when he stopped...good luck!
~â¥Little Miss - posted on 08/08/2011
Bite him back!
Just kidding, I have known people to do that. It was effective, but cruel way to teach not to bite IMO. What kind of discipline do you have set up for such instances? I am a fan of time outs. They have been magical for me.
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