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Soumya, a marketing executive by profession and mother of 3-year-old Naksh, always finds herself in embarrassing situations when Naksh’s class teacher points out his habit of biting fellow kids. All Soumya manages to do is scold Naksh without getting to know if that’s solving the problem.
Well, it’s very common to see pre-schoolers biting other kids or people around out of anger or frustration. And most of the time, parents of such kids resort to either scolding or physical punishment to make kids mend their ways. But if go by the words of educational psychologist, Lyn Fry, all kids don’t really bite owing to anger or frustration. And parents must probe to find out what exactly is making their pre-schoolers bite.
Experts even suggest that parents must look at biting as kids’ mode of communication?it’s important for them to know what the child is trying to convey and they must respond accordingly.
Once you know the cause, you would be in a better state to help your child out by using the tailor-made method rather than stick to the common techniques applicable to all in general.
So before we delve into the ways of preventing, let us first get to know what all things trigger this habit in them, other than anger. Have a look:
Whether they do it out of love or anger, biting does hurt people and kids must be refrained from doing so. However, at no point should you retaliate as it can be very dodgy. This will give them an impression that violence needs to be solved with violence only.
Therefore, you must be very calm and patient while dealing with this subject. You will have to help your child overcome this habit with love and affection. So, here check out the ways: