Marjorie - posted on 08/25/2009 ( 31 moms have responded )
My 18 month old daughter was playing with a group of 6 children (the most she has ever played with not in a park environment) and towards the end of the event bit one of the other children on the face. She did not do it as far as we could tell out of anger and luckily did not break the skin but I was absolutely mortified.
I think, as the play date was during her regular nap time, and she had decided against eating food, that she was probably over-tired and over-stimulated. I told her that she had been naughty and that she had hurt the other child. She said sorry but I was really non-plussed by the behaviour. Has anyone had similar experiences and did ignoring it really work in the end? She has never done this to another child before.