I'm guessing there is much more to the behavioral issues than just teething. I can see a child being uncomfortable but not acting out that bad. It probably has more due to the fact that a child that age has limited verbal capabilities and that is where and when you see them act out so strongly. It is more frustration because their little minds go quicker than what their verbal capabilities are. Talk your child through the situation. Say I can see you are really angry or frustrated, I want to help you but throwing this fit (or whatever they are doing), isn't helping. Can you show me what you need or tell me how I can help you? Tell them how to act and what is expected. Be very consistent. Don't blame aggression on teething, that might be making your child uncomfortable but there is more than meets the eye here. This also the age when biting is very common for the same reasons, their limited verbal skills.
at 10:35 PM on Oct. 18, 2010