My daughter would bite and then laugh about it. After one time of biting her back, she no longer thought it was funny and never did it again. Worked on my cat, too.However, I do see your premise. I think it is silly to punish children with a spanking for hitting other children. But that is probably just because I have never seen it work. If biting my daughter that one time didn't work, I probably wouldn't have done it again.
There are many parents that are STUPID!! They create problems for their children!
I'd report them it's has to be a form of child abuse.
I have found that mainly kids bite cuz they think its funny and they have no idea how it hurts. Once they see how much it does hurt, they usually stop.
I've seen people do this... I myself never have. But I've heard it works & that it does not teach kids to bite. (or that it's ok to bite) Much like pack animals... a mama dog will sometimes nip her pups ear when they are getting too aggressive. She isn't doing it to abuse or hurt them, she's teaching them. If a dog can get the message I guess a child can too.
When my kids were biters I just waited until some kid bit them back & said something along the lines of "see, now you know how it feels". (oh sure I'd been telling them not biting & did time outs) But it never seemed to stop until they got bit back.
I bit my mom once and she bit me back... I never bit again. Luckily none of my boys were ever "biters" ... they're now 15, 13 and 9
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