Heather - posted on 10/10/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My two year old son started daycare for the first time back in January. Prior to that my husband stayed home with. My husband is finishing his degree so we had to put our son in daycare. At first we thought it would be great, he would get to play with other kids. Then he started biting, hitting and head butting myself, my husband and the other kids at daycare. He only says a handful of words, so we thought it was just out of frustration because he couldn't tell anyone what he needed or how he felt. There were screaming bouts also. He would just scream this LOUD intense scream like out of a horror movie. Sometimes for no reason at all, other times because he was mad or being told no. two weeks ago he was kicked out of daycare. We luckily found another daycare, today was his third day and he was written up for biting. He tried to bite his teacher twice and then actually bit another child. I'm at a loss. I don't know how to get him to stop or why he started doing this in the first place. I've tried holding his hands and getting down on his level, looking him in the eyes and telling him that its not nice to bite and that it hurts people. We've tried time out, but that just creates a meltdown. I dont' know what to do. I keep telling myself this is a phase and he'll grow out of it, but it seems like its more than that. I just don't know how to get him to understand. He has a 6 month old brother and luckily he never tries to bite him, he is actually very gentle and sweet to the baby. It's mainly at daycare and with us that these behaviors are seen. I NEED HELP!!!