#82: Why Young Children Bite (and How to Respond)

by | Sep 11, 2023 | Mompreneur, New parent, Podcast

Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast

What are some effective strategies parents and caregivers can employ to help their children outgrow the biting behavior while maintaining a supportive and nurturing environment?

Biting is a common behavior observed in infants, toddlers, and 2-year-olds. However, the reassuring news is that as children develop self-control, acquire problem-solving skills, and they typically outgrow this behavior. While biting incidents can be distressing for everyone involved, it’s essential to approach them with patience and understanding. By staying calm, setting clear boundaries, and teaching alternative ways of expressing emotions, parents and caregivers can effectively manage and support their children through this development phase. With the right guidance and a nurturing environment, biting is usually a short-lived phase in a child’s journey to maturity.

In this episode, we’ll explore the reasons behind this behavior, how to manage it effectively and provide you with valuable insights to navigate this aspect of child development confidently. So, whether you’re a new parent, a seasoned caregiver, or simply curious about child behavior, you’re in the right place. Listen now!

Topics Discussed:
  • Biting as a typical behavior
  • Why do children bite?
  • Outgrowing biting behavior
  • Coping strategies for parents and caregivers
  • Seeking professional help

Resources:

Why Do Toddlers Bite

 

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