One tough chick!

Teresa - posted on 09/20/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




My 13 month old grand daughter keeps biting at day care. To the point that they are talking about "suspending" her! It been many years since I had babies and back then, to break biting, we would bite back. Help! Suggestions appreciated!!


♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/20/2015




Well, what are the child's parents doing to reinforce the lesson from school? They need to be enforcing punishment, in order to get the child to stop biting. A one year old is more than old enough to get this through to.
I agree with the daycare. If the child will NOT stop biting, and the parents seem to not be taking steps at home, they cannot legally allow the child into the daycare, because she presents a danger to the other children. The human mouth, after all, is one of the most bacteria ridden places, and a human bite, if it breaks the skin, is can be more dangerous than a bite from an animal. At some point, the other parents are either going to call for the biting child to be suspended, or they will simply remove their own children to another facility, which the daycare will try to avoid, because that is revenue out the door. They'd rather remove the ONE child causing the problem than force other parents to leave their business.
Furthermore, the using the method that was used 'back in the day' of biting back is a faulty method. Its like spanking a kid to teach them that hitting is wrong. How does that work? If hitting is wrong for the child, then why is it ok for the adult to hit the child? Answer: It is NOT. If biting is wrong, then it is NOT OK to bite the child in retaliation, because you just told her that biting is wrong...get it?


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Sarah - posted on 09/20/2015




How do her parents want to handle it? Biting back is not really the answer. Doesn't the daycare have a policy in place for hitting and biting? This is something that the parents have to be comfortable with and the day care workers carry it out.

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