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How do I punish my 4-year-old for biting at school?

At four, there's not a lot of point in "later" punishments. Your child isn't thinking about long term consequences; she is acting in the moment, primarily. Issues like biting need to be handled in ...
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How do I start teaching my 14 Month daughter to fight back.?

At that age you are going to have a hard time teaching a child to fight back appropriately. There's too much nuance in when it's ok vs when it isn't (even adults debate this) for a 14 month old to ...
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How to stop a one year old from biting?

Attempting to reason with a child of this age is FUTILE. I'll be vilified by child-protection advocates for this answer, but here goes: bite back! Clearly, the child has little or no idea of the ...
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How to make my teething infant stop biting without punishing him?

Based on your comments, I would still focus on trying to get him to teeth on teething rings or other similar toys. Get that redirection going and pretty soon he won't be interested in your fingers ...
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How to make my 16-year-old stop biting?

As you have not provided much info, this answer is somewhat based on conjecture. It sounds as if your child is neuroatypical. Whatever the condition, he does not like the feeling he experiences (...
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How to handle a biting toddler in the crèche?

Biting must be taken seriously. The site Bugs provided is excellent, so I will repeat it here Biting is a very common behavior among toddlers, which means there are a lot of concerned parents out ...
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Research into dealing with kids biting

The literature strongly suggests that caregivers and parents not bite the child back as a punishment or to show the child how it feels to be bitten. Biting back communicates to the child that violence ...
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How to stop a 1-year-old from biting?

Generally if a child is biting it's either because they're teething or they're upset. Given your comments I would guess that he is biting the other child because he is jealous. Is he an only child? ...
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My 4-year-old is biting at school. How to make him stop?

I know this won't be a popular answer, but it worked when my friends three year old was biting. Sometimes natural consequences is the best teacher. My daughter, the same age, had had enough. While we ...
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How to stop a 1-year-old from biting?

I have watched biters & had one of my own be a biter. This is what has helped me most. Firstly, for me the only biters I had were non-talkers. I think this is very normal from speaking to ...
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How to stop a one year old from biting?

I'm going to offer a counter to the "bite back" suggestion. I affirm, it is a developmental stage and rationalization is likely not possible at that age. When I was nursing and biten, a loud firm "...
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How do I punish my 4-year-old for biting at school?

I think you are making a mistake by focusing on punishment. Your goal is a better response to frustration. Punishment might be a part of your plan, but then again, it might not. You need as much ...
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How to make our 5-year-old stop biting children at school?

The best thing I can suggest to make a difference now, is to role play it! Act out the situations over and over and have him rehearse how he is expected to react. I explain to my daughter that ...
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My 3.7 years son bites his peers

I would recommend to reach out to a professional about this. Maybe your pediatrician can recommend someone. While biting is normal behavior for 2-4 year olds, it's concerning since it's been going on ...
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Does biting mean teething?

According to this article from healthychildren.org (an American Academy of Pediatricians site): Around 3 months of age, babies will begin exploring the world with their mouth and have increased ...
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How to make my 16-year-old stop biting?

"all he can think of"...to do what? It might help if you could assist him in focusing on what he wants to happen (I would assume he doesn't want to be touched). Ask him how he feels when he is ...
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How to stop a one year old from biting?

For breastfeeding you can use nipple protectors (or even take the top of a bottle (the baby feed kind of bottles) and cut a hole in it) Many kids that age go though a stage of wanting to explore ...
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How to make twin toddlers stop biting each other without physical punishment?

LINK WebMD LINK I liked what both these sites had to say. I'd try re-direction and a firm 'NO, we do not bite. It hurts." Then I would also try to make up a picture symbol board that allows your ...
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Research into dealing with kids biting

Your interesting question sent me looking for empirical basis for the advice not to bite the child who has bitten someone. I've found it challenging to trace this back to empirical work. A featured ...
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How to make our 5-year-old stop biting children at school?

It can be rather difficult for a parent to address a problem that arises in school, and even more so when the child is quite young and may not be able to describe what is occurring at school, and how ...
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How to make our 18-month-old twins stop biting?

First, try to figure out the feelings going on that are resulting in aggressive behavior. Work on resolving that and you will go a long way to solving the issue of biting. Second, when you're in the ...
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How to make our 18-month-old twins stop biting?

Well, we've tried something new: When they're about to bite, we tell them to stop and to make a kiss instead. It seems to work pretty well, we'll see how this goes.
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How to make my 16-year-old sister stop biting me, when my parents won't get involved?

I'd like to offer a different option. There may be many factors at play here and you have described a very difficult situation without parental support. It is possible that in the future you and her ...
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How to make my 16-year-old sister stop biting me, when my parents won't get involved?

Sixteen and meeting other expected markers for social development, yet feeling biting is normal behavior- is concerning. That she works hard to then change the narrative to make you at fault, is the ...
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