My 19 month old son bites all the time and has been biting for months now. I have tried everything I can think of. I am firm and say no I try to distract him I tried time out (that didn't work at all I think he is still too young for time out). It was also told that if you bite back then that always stops them from biting. So I didn't want to but at thins point I was willing to try so last night he started biting me so I bit him back just a little but not hard enough to make a mark and now he is even worse! He thought I was playng with him and kept trying to stick his fingers in my mouth so I would bite again! *sigh* Any ideas? He is really a sweet baby but has sharp teeth! Thanks!
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:34 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by Jenny-talia at 11:33 AM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:40 AM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:04 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by MaryMW at 12:22 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
There are some cute books to read together about not biting that may help (when kids see their favorite character doing something they want to also). The pictures can help visualize and explain at their age level. See them here http://astore.amazon.com/wwwcjkidzcom3-20?node=22&page=4
It's a phase, but continue to say a firm NO, that it hurts and make sure you are looking in his eyes with a stern face (eye contact is very important). I would not bite back (kids mimic what we do).
Answer by momjs at 11:41 AM on Aug. 3, 2010
Never ever bite a child. People that tell you to do that are not skilled parents. No does not work with most toddlers because it is overused. Here is a famous article about saying no
Time-outs, hitting, or other punishments don't stop bad behavior and don't teach good behavior. They teach kids to behave worse, sneak, like, and resent their parents. You can learn effective parenting skills and have a well behaved toddler without punishment.
Answer by Gailll at 11:51 AM on Aug. 3, 2010
The person that would bite their child hard could and should be reported to CPS. That's assult.
You can learn effective parenting skills and have a well behaved toddler without punishment. Love & Limits is a good first book by Elizabeth Crary. Her website is star parenting. Here is a parenting chart.
When the child bites say ouch and no lectures. Give the child something they can bite and tell them people aren't for biting but to bite the chew toy. Look for reasons the child may be stressed. Do TMJ massage, some kids that bite have TMJ issues. Follow Crary's Star tips.
Answer by Gailll at 11:58 AM on Aug. 3, 2010
The mom who advises biting children hard is right, stuff happens. Often the kids that are injured or killed by their parents end up in the ER or morgue because what the parent normally does for disciple goes too far, stuff happens. You should never do something to your child that you could be arrested for if you did it to someone else. If you bit someone else hard you would be arrested. So it's a crime to bite someone else but you should do it to your own children, be proud of it, and advocate others to do it to their children.
Violence against children in never right. If you learn effective parenting skills you don't need to resort to violence or punishment to have well behaved children. Psychologists know this from many studies.
Answer by Gailll at 12:13 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
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