why are you taking parenting advice from your doctor?
In my experiance the quickest way to stop biting is to bite back, usually kids stop after they see it hurts. Hitting.... well. When I worked at a daycare mostly I saw that the kids hit when they feel frustrated. So start watching him, and when hes is just starting to get frustrated and angry, step him and help calm him down. Biggest senario I saw in the daycare is somone would hit when they were having a toy taken from them. In those cases I would step him, tell the "stealer", "we don't take from others hands", and reidrect the child to a different toy or activity, I would usually simply rub the other childs back and talk to them to calm them down. As they get older you can start explaining that if they can't resolve the issue with words, then come and tell mommy or daddy what is going on so that we can help resolve the issue. ........cont
at 2:30 PM on Jul. 4, 2009