handle bitting

Darcia - posted on 10/28/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my son is a biter. it is usually when he is frustrated. what are ways to handle this when he does it at daycare. we are handling it okay at home and we have seen a reduction in it. but what i do hat home i cannot do at daycare. any suggestions would be great.

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Tiffany - posted on 11/20/2009

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My son is a "love" biter, which makes it super hard at any playgroup. He gets so excited to see his friends and he gives them big bear hugs and then goes in for the "kiss". I read the book 1,2,3, Magic, and it gave some good tips. What I've learned to do is immediately remove him from the room and give him a talking time out. If I notice him bit/kissing his stuffed animals he gets an animal time out. You could talk to your daycare provider and see if they could use the tips in this book. I know that some teachers have used it and seen wonderful results. I'm super ready for this stage to end. It's hard and isolating to be the parent of a biter. Good luck.

Pamela - posted on 11/15/2009

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My Son is great at home and at day care but at creche he is horrible with it I feel rotten when I walk in and they say he has bitten it is normally only boys his own age.. we went through this just after his brother was born and he bite him 3 or 4 times but the naughty spot stopped this then he was so good for 3 months and now its all started again I need help to !!! he is horrible 60% of the time going into his twos!! he also has epidytimytus which is painful so this is part of it but I still don't see an excuse. he tantrums now and my lovely sweet boy is a nightmare.. at daycare they say he is brilliant and shares and is good with all the other kids at home he trys it on sometimes but creche argh !!!!!! someone Please POST and HELP ME!

Tamara - posted on 11/13/2009

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Well I had this problem with my stepson when he was about the same age. We used to try time outs, but they just dont work, so finally once time we popped him in the mouth (not too hard) and I think it scared the biting right out of him. Now my daughter is the same age and has done it a couple times (I think it's the age, they all go through it), and we spank her on the butt and sit her in a chair. So far since that time she hasnt bitten again.

Lacey - posted on 10/30/2009

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I wish i could help you, but my son hasnt bite anyone yet. I am hoping that he dont start that stage either. Good luck I hope you can figure out something for you son.

Susan - posted on 10/29/2009

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I wish I could help, but I'm having the same problem. But my son doesn't bite at home (I squeezed his cheeks into his teeth twice and he hasn't done it since with me) but he is terrible with it at daycare. Of course he's had his share of bites to him too! The daycare does not practice any kind of discipline (no timeouts or anything) so it makes it real difficult. I just tell the daycare to do whatever they need to do and I'll stand behind them. They sometimes will move him up to a older class for half a day, which makes him the youngest and he gets picked on. But when they bring him back to his class, he does act a lot better..lol...for awhile anyway. I think they are just going to have to out grow it.

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