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I have a child in Daycare... who has started to bite othe children.. this is now a daily happening..how can i correct this?

By Anonymous September 21, 2011 - 8:10am
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a daily happening... any suggestions...this child is 23 months old..

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question!

Biting is actually quite normal (although unacceptable) for children, as well as pushing or other physical methods of expressing their unhappiness. Since children this age cannot verbalize properly, they tend to do it physically.

You need to have the same rules at home and at daycare. Talk to his care givers and formulate a plan. Have him draw or show pictures of being angry or upset and explain to him that biting hurts and it's not something we do to other people. Consistency is key so whatever methods you are using at home, you need to have at daycare.

Talking to him and show him other outlets to express his emotions as a first step, as well as agreeing that it's not a nice feeling to want to bite or to be bitten. If he keeps repeating the action, he needs to be removed and his toys taken away until he learns to play well with others. He should always be the one removed from the situation, not the other children.

This phase should be pretty brief as long as it's addressed quickly and properly. Also ask the daycare what methods they use and make an agreement so that both of you are happy with how things are being addressed. It certainly won't be the first time they have had toddlers who bite!
I linked an article below that might help you.

I hope this helps and thanks for writing!


September 21, 2011 - 9:46am
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