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22 Month old Biting and pulling hair - advice

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Eve4Walle Fri 06-Nov-09 17:19:11

My 22 month old son has taken to biting me when excited and also pulls my hair. The only other person he does this to is his sister who is 6. I tell him off everytime he does it but it doesn't seem to make a difference. Does anyone have any advice on how I can deal with this? I know he'll grow out of it but he hurts!

Reesie Fri 06-Nov-09 19:23:34

Just tell him firmly 'NO WE DE NOT BITE' and remove him from the situation. Pop him in the corner and ignore him for a few mins while you lavish attention on the bitee. Also get him to say sorry afterwards.

You might hear some people say to bite him back but in my opinion - you are his role model and he will copy you - so if any behaviour that he may do is unacceptable, then you should not do it too.

This is normal development - a quarter of toddlers bite. His brain is still developing and he cannot control the feeling that he has and has few social skills as yet.

May take quite a few months to pass. DD1 was a very prolific biter. Would be like a little hannibal lector at toddler group sad. She now is nearly 3 and is the most well behaved fantastic toddler you could meet (not just my opinion!).

It shall pass!

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