my daughter is a biter!

Melissa - posted on 09/16/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 19 month old daughter just started to bite my 31 month old son. How do i get her to stop, i tried yelling and time out, it doesnt seem to help.

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September - posted on 09/17/2010

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Maybe try some positive reinforcement strategies instead of yelling and using time out. Sit and talk with her and let her know that biting hurts and it's not nice. Sometimes it helps to go about things in a kindly manner rather than yelling. Good luck!

Andrea - posted on 09/17/2010

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both my boys are biters I have found that the best way to deal with it is to firmly say no when you see them bite ( but don't give them attention for bad behavior) and suggest something she can do instead, if she is biting because she is angry teach her another way to communicate how she is feeling ( a simple word or hand signal) if she is just trying to get attention from you or your son try teaching her to kiss instead of bite ( worked for my son) and make sure to give her lots of praise when she does the right thing and she will learn! Good luck!

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