Health Tip: Addressing Your Child's Biting Habit
(HealthDay News) -- From wanting attention to communicating their feelings, children bite for a variety of reasons, says the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
When addressing your child's biting habit, the association suggests:
Watch your child to learn where, when and in what situations biting occurs.
Pay attention to signals. Step in if your child seems ready to bite.
Suggest appropriate ways to express strong feelings.
Teach your child words for setting limits, such as "no," "stop," or "that's mine."