I need help my 4 year old keeps biting my 3 year old. We have tried everything and it dont work. My 3 year old has bite marks and bruises from the bites all over her. I dont know what to do. PLEASE HELP?????


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Krystal - posted on 02/23/2009




thanx everyone. I have tried the whole biting back thing and it actually got worse. I will definetly try the time out thing. Right now Im ready to try anything that might work. Thanx again I really appricate all the advice.


Valerie - posted on 02/23/2009




Ok first biting the child isnt going to help because then your 4 year old will think its ok to bite if you bite him/her. I had the same problem with my daughter. Its out of frustration they dont know how to deal with it so they bite cause that is their only defense sometimes. so what i did is i would put her in time out for as many minutes as her age (example: 2 years = 2 minutes) and when i got her out of time out I would tell her she needs to tell me or the other child why she is upset or what is wrong, and the only thing biting gets her is timeout. It took a good 2 weeks to get her to stop. She looks like she is about to do it and then remembers oh yeah that only gets me time out so she pulls back and says dont do it please. or can i have that please. its so much nicer now. I tried the whole biting thing at first and it seemed to make her bite more. my sister is having the same problem with her 5 year old biting her 2 year old and she tried the biting back and he said to her you can bite me but i cant bite my sister? so hopefully whatever method you choose works for you!

Have a great day Valerie

Lora - posted on 02/23/2009




That's what I do with my 2 1/2 yr old...he bites my 1 yr old, so I bite him back...not too hard...but just hard enough for him to hurt a little...it's sounds mean, but it stopped him from biting the baby!

Brandy - posted on 02/22/2009




as cruel as it sounds, does the 4 yr old know how it feels? thats how my friend got her 4 yr old to quit biting last yr.

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