Biter!!

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Hi everyone, I am new to this group.
I was just wondering if anyone elses child bites or was a biter. My little boy leaves marks all over his 4 year old brother and just the other day bit his 6 month old sister. I feel horrible that he does it and have no idea what to do. Any suggestions!

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Pamela - posted on 01/07/2010

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I have the same problem with my son he bites and he bites he 10 month old brother it is horrible and I tried the naughty spot which worked to start with we have 3 or 4 months with no biting now its come back with vengeance .. a child phycologist said in Camerons case its when he is upset its an anxiety things and the best thing I can do is bite him back or spank him and ignore him .. so we will be doing that she said not to make eye contact .

so here I was doing what everyone tells you to do and getting no where my instinct was to bite him back but I thought no I better not.. maybe if I had followed my guts instead of my brain we would be over this by now.

Courtney - posted on 01/04/2010

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My daughter (24 months) was bit a couple times at daycare, then she started biting her father and I. She bit her father once, and he bit her back, and she hasn't bit him since. She has bit me a handful of times, and I spank her and put her in time out. It hasn't stopped her completely, but it seems to be working. Today however, she bit another child at daycare for the first time, for taking a toy from her. They put her in time out, but I believe this has opened another can of worms. My mom said that when she bit as a child, her mom bit her back, HARD, and my mom never bit again. It sounds like to me, that biting back is the way to go. I can't bring myself to bite my own child, but it seems like the time outs are gradually working, and I'm fine with that.

Kiara - posted on 01/04/2010

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Hi, My daughter used to be a biter and the best advice i got was to do it back, it makes you feel horrid the first couple of times but it doesn't take long for them to learn. obviously not hard enough to really hurt them but enough for them to associate pain with it. How are they supposed to know it hurts the other person unless they know what it feels like? It only took a few days and my girl stopped doing it and hasn't done it since.

Hope this helps.

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