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How Do I Stop My Child From Biting Other Kids At Daycare
Neg or positive: There are two ways to change behavior, negative and positive. For positive reinforcement we use rewards for any designated amount of time the child goes without biting. For negative we make nail biting a bad experience. One example is having your child soak his/her hands in vinegar. Then is tastes bad when they bite. It is up to you which you feel your child will best respond to. ...Read more
Biting you???: If he/she is biting people it may be serious. If there are other symptoms he/she may be in the autistic spectrum. Get medical advice locally. ...Read more
Yes: I agree with dr webb in general but find some kids need a "hot" moment.Kids don't understand hot untill they have touched something hot & put the word & sensation together.Kids who bite don't necessarily understand pain is inflicted.An immediate one time bite from a parent often opens them to the concept of pain & bad choice. Do it within 30 sec or the kid won't understand & never break the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fingernail biting: This is very difficult to accomplish until the child is old enough to care about their personal appearance as it is usually an unconscious behavior. The good news it rarely has any health consequences other than the very occasional infection of the cuticle area (paronychia) which is easily treated. ...Read more
What do you mean?: "biting" is an unusual term to describe stomach distress--what symptoms are you indicating? Also, by "stomach" do you mean a particular abdominal location, or are your child's symptoms meal-related? Happy to help if we know what you're asking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: How old is your child? A young child who is starting to bite may not realize that it hurts people and animals. If you child is old enough to know this, do check with your child's doctor. Your child could be acting out from a variety of issues- stress, changes in the household, illness, or anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for a 2 year old child to cause bruising to their own face. finger sized in a circle shape matching on both cheeks from biting h on the?
Biting what??: It is quite common to get circular bruising marks from suction with a object like a bottle top or cup, etc. but it would be difficult for a 2 year old to cause bruising on their face by biting them selves. Bites by other children are common at this age, and usually will show the individual teeth marks. ...Read more
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