Tips For Responding To Biting
Children bite in order to cope with a challenge or fulfill a need. For example, your child may be biting to express a strong feeling, like frustration. Or she may be trying to communicate a need for personal space if another child is standing too close. Sometimes, your child is trying to satisfy a need for oral stimulation.
Trying your best to understand the underlying cause of the biting will help you develop an effective behavior modification response. This makes it more likely that you will be successful in eliminating the behavior. Be sure to keep that response consistent by communicating it to all of the child's babysitters or caregivers.Learn more
For more information and strategies for dealing with biting, browse ZERO TO THREE's resources. Explore other child behaviors:
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