break a2 1/2 year old lil boy from bitting

Brittany - posted on 06/28/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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how do you get a almost 3 year old boy from bitting everything and everyone who is possibly autistic?

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Paula - posted on 07/11/2010

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With my son we found bitting back worked but if you suspect he has autism i'd say consult your childs doctor.

Geralyn - posted on 07/10/2010

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For any child, there are other ways to teach him that biting hurts without hurting him. As Lynn said, too, if he does have autism, there needs to be systematic, intensive intervention to address all areas of development, including behavior management. You should pursue an evaluation right away.

Lynn - posted on 07/10/2010

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If you think your son is autistic you should put him in early intervention NOW. The county you live in has services that can help him, and are usually free. DO NOT WAIT. I can not stress this enough. Do not bite him back either. Autistic kids can't process information the way neurotypical kids do. That would just be torturing your son needlessly. Call the county, or google the local DAN doctors to find an Autism diagnostic specialist. If you think he's autistic, biting is the least of your worries.

Crystal - posted on 07/09/2010

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Bite back. I bite my daughter pretty hard to and she has never bite anyone else since.

Erin - posted on 07/09/2010

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My son used to bite and I gave him time outs. It took a while but he doesn't do it any more. I tried biting him back once but I felt horrible about it and he still bit after I did it. Every kids different and I know it works for some so I'm not judging, it just didn't work for me and it just made me feel bad.

Corinne - posted on 07/09/2010

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I agree, bite him back. It worked for my two. Will probably take a little longer for him to get it if he's autistic, but as it's working on the most basic, primal level, he'll suss it. Good luck!

Danielle - posted on 07/05/2010

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My son bit one time and got bit back and never bit again. It sounds evil to say just bite ur son back but it worked for my son. My middle daughter bit and got bit back and she quit biting but started pinching.

Kristina - posted on 06/29/2010

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my almost 2 year old loves to bite everyone so we had to start bitting back. we had to show him that it hurts when he does it. it sounds mean but he has quit bitting his daddy so i guess it worked lol. good luck

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