Not long ago my sweet, angelic, little one year old, turned into a biting, scratching, kicking, hitting beast. She attacks our four year old with no mercy. Leaving scratches down her face, back & chest. Bruising her legs with hard kicks & biting her arms until they bleed. Most of the time this happens at night so we have moved the 1 year old 2 at the end of this month into our oldest Childs room. She doesn't hurt him. We have to keep doors closed at night to the little girl rooms so they don't get into things wile we sleep. She can get out of a crib or playpen. Our 4 year old knows to wake her older sister to use the bathroom when needed. But back to biting. The one year old does attack during the day. We have all been pinched or bit at one time by her but our four year old is her main target. I know there's something going on because she even bites & pinches herself. Its no phase as it's gone on for a long time now. A few nights ago our 4 year old had enough of if and punched her sister in the nose causing it to bleed. I didn't punish her for it. I just gave my one year old a tissue and walked away. I couldn't help it, because the younger got what she had comming. I don't practice hitting or spankings. Scoldings, timeouts & privilege provoked works for me. But for this she's not learning the lesson and I cannot figure out were or how she picked it up. Any decent advice other than what I've discribed will be appreciated. I will not bite her back!!!!!
on Jul. 12, 2012 at 8:25 PM