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Kelly3452 Mon 07-Dec-15 22:07:07

So my son came home today telling me he bit a girl in his class. He was very open and honest and told me everything with no questioning. They were playing kitchens he got carried away and bit her. The little girl whom he is good friends with burst out crying and the bite has left marks. The teacher saw it and said to him it was all forgotten about as my son apologised straight away.
The incident was not mentioned by his teacher when i picked him up.. Is this normal!?
Also im not really sure how best to deal with it. Biting isnt in character for him at all but he also bit his younger brother this week too! (Again while playing) he knows its wrong as i kno all the children at nursery have been talked to about it after an old incident.
At first i told him off and refused to give him his after nursery treat. Later when he'd calmed we talked more about it. He said when things go in his mouth his mouth just closes. When he bit my younger son it was him who put his fingers in his mouth. So i played a game with him where i told him he had to not bite when i put different body parts in his mouth. I put my fingers,hands, ears,arms all between his open teeth and he didnt bite at all. He found that game fun. Is there anything else i could do to get him to stop. I dont want to scold him too much when he was very honest with me and i dont want him to know he can use biting to annoy me too! :-/ thanks in advance

outputgap Mon 07-Dec-15 22:44:11

Google it and you'll see biting at this age is very very common. I think you've done plenty. Don't freak out if he does it again before he manages to stop himself. But don't be too worried! They do grow out of it and sounds like nursery are quite rightly not giving him a complex about it.

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