It may be part of normal development occasionally bite, but biting is a sign persistently that the child has emotional or behavioral problems. While many children occasionally fight with others or give them the common assault and / or severe, may mean that the child has serious emotional or behavioral problems that require professional evaluation and intervention.
The fighting or persistently biting when the child is in daycare or preschool can be a serious problem. At this age, children have much contact with their peers and they are expected to be able to make friends and get along with them.
Many children begin to bite aggressively between the ages of one to three years. Biting can be a way by which the child is testing his power to attract attention. Some children bite because they are unhappy, anxious or jealous. Sometimes this may be the result of excessive or harsh discipline or have been exposed to physical violence. Parents should remember that children who are teething may also bite. Biting is the most common reason why they are driven out of day care places.
What to do in the case of a child who bites
- Just say “NO” in a calm but firm and disapproving.
- When baby begins to walk (1-2 years), load it or put it down firmly.
- For a young child (2-3 years) say: “It is wrong to bite because they hurt people”.
- Do not bite the child to show you how it feels when they bite. This will teach you to take an aggressive behavior.
- If the child persists in biting others, do not carry arms or play with him for about five minutes after he has bitten. That will teach him that biting does not attract attention.
- If all that fails, parents should talk to your doctor.