Handling Biting Behavior
Today, Heather shares tips on handling biting behavior:
“Adie, my sweet 17-month-old daughter, has been tagged with a new nickname: Piranha! To our dismay, she is a biter and we all have fallen victim to her chompers. In an effort to nip this problem in the bud, I have sought the advice of teachers, childcare providers, child behavior specialists, and fellow moms of biters. Here are some tips for handling biting behavior:
Hang in there and be consistent. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix to solve biting overnight. Because biting is natural, age appropriate behavior for many toddlers, the most we can do is prepare for biting, maintain perspective while it is happening, and do all we can to minimize the occurrences.”
Editor’s Note: Click here for more tips on biting, via a column I recently wrote for Care.com.
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