I need advice about biting....

Helen - posted on 07/15/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I need Help maybe someone can help with suggestion about NIcholas Biting his friends at school. He been doing this off and on. He actually bite today so hard he made someone bleed. We were thinking about pulling him from daycare until Sept. I believe he gets mad cause he doesnt communicate as well as he should. We are at witts end. We have tried reading no biting books. chewey binkies, giving awards when he doesnt bite either he is 2 1/2 yrs old Nicholas is 25 percent developmentally delayed. So instead of being 2.5 years he acts like he 1.5 yrs. He only says minimum words such as mama dada baba. Mama where's dada? He signs some things too. If I do put him in timeout for biting he more likely won't remember y he is even in time out. He will say he is sorry with hugging and kissing but he won't remember y he did it even if we try to explain it to him. I will keep working with him on this issue. I have delt with the biting off and on since he was 13 months. I might just need to contact the doctors on this and see what they say. And he also is in to programs already for his developmentally delays SI and OT. They have been working on things such as speech, walking up and down stairs, using utensils things like that.Any suggestions would be great!! Thanks for ur help in advance. :)

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Shaunna - posted on 07/15/2010

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I'm gonna say what to bite the only solution that has been given to me when my son was doing it and I never did try it nor did I really like the idea but my sister's fiancee's mom told me that when her son did it to his sister she got his sister eventuallyhim back to show him how it feels and he quit. When my son was doing it I would tell him to not do that and sat him in timeout immediately I admit I did try biting him myself once and all he did was laugh so I decided that wasn't going to work and then one day he just stopped on his own

Holly - posted on 07/15/2010

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Hey Helen did you ever consider an Early Intervention program instead of a day care. It's a pre-school for developmentally delayed children. They are better staffed to deal with these kind of problems. I work with children in similar situations. I would make sure that the teachers are dealing with the situation in the same manner you r at home as soon as the bitting happens. Consistnecy is the key.

Monica - posted on 07/15/2010

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It seems that if he's getting frustrated in school and if he's developmentally delayed, maybe he's just overwhelmed with school and maybe you would be right to pull him out... ?? Especiallly if he's already in other programs, maybe it's too much for him... But if you have to work, and there's not much you can do, maybe just communicate w/the caregivers at the daycare and find out what works for him and what doesnt...

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