How do i stop liam from biting and hitting me doesnt do it to anybody else just me!

Claire - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Liam bites me on the shoulder or my back for no reason if i say No or bite him back he hits me normally round the head anybody got any ideas didnt have this with the two girls!

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Tracy - posted on 04/20/2010

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Tell him, "We do NOT bite." every time he does it and put him in a time out of one minute per year of age. If he's two, give him a two minute time out. Set the timer. When the timer goes off, go to him and tell him again, "We do not bite because it hurts.. Now tell mommy you're sorry." Give him hugs and kisses and move forward to something fun. If you stay consistent with this time out EVERY time he bites (or hits), he will learn that his behavior has consequences. That is a vital lesson to learn now because I can't tell you how many moms in Circle of Moms haven't taught this to their sons, who are now 14 and getting into all kinds of problems.

Nastasha - posted on 04/20/2010

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I would say discipline him, take away his fav. toy, time out and if all else fails spank his behind it works trust me my daughter is much more obedient because of my consistent discipline. Let him know who the authority is and if dads in the home get him involved when you son sees that the parents are working together he will fall in line after a while, it may take some time cause he wants to fight you and try you dont give in and trust me he will improve. It works in my home.

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Sue - posted on 04/20/2010

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My son did the same, as does my nephew. They usually pick a "safe" person. Someone who will love them no matter what - and yes it is usually mom. A child pschologist at work told me that for very small children - the best thing to do is to take them off your lap and not look at them. Kind of "ignore' them. This is the worst thing you could do to a child this age. It worked most of the time for me. Eventually he stopped - and was upset and apologized with a kiss and snuggle each time.

Tracy - posted on 04/20/2010

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Claire, the key is consistency. He has to see that every time he bites he gets the same reaction from you. It may mean that he spends an hour in time out through out the day, but you have to be firm. The other thing you could try adding to the ritual is to touch his lips with your index finger when you say we don't bite. Then, he might understand faster that his mouth is what is getting him in trouble! : )

Claire - posted on 04/20/2010

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thanks. no girls are so much more easier to deal with didnt have this with eather of them.

Tanisha - posted on 04/20/2010

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I have the same problem with one of my 21 month old twins. I have found that the time out method works best. I've tried the biting back too(my moms advice) and found that seemed to encourage him more. As tiresome as it is with the constant timeouts... I have found that he is starting to understand because now when he bites he puts his head down and automatically goes to the "time-out" chair. But the biting is alot less than before. Think this hard headedness is only with the boys because I didn't have the prob with my daughter either. Good Luck!

Claire - posted on 04/20/2010

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Thanks Tracey, Just tried that one broke his heart gave him a hug then the little darling bit me again i know it's gonna be hard god and hes not even two yet!!!!

Claire - posted on 04/20/2010

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Thank you Natstasha just feels like never ending he is soooooooo stuban dont where he gets it from i'm sure!

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