How to Teach Children Not to Bite

1. Find the reason(s) of biting depending on your child ‘s age:
• Frustration or anger
• Exploring new tastes
• Lack of communication skill, etc

2. Act immediately when the biting act happens:
• Let the child know that biting hurts
• It is not OK to do it
• Assist the victim child

3. Watch the child’s behavior, stop the child even if he/she attempts to do it

4. Explain with easy and detailed words to toddler the consequences of biting:
• Biting hurts
• We can not hurt others
• Teeth are for eating only

5. Provide alternative and safe objects to chew on

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6. Seek for professional if the problem persist

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