How to disaccustom a child to bite? Tips for parents
In the life of almost every parent aroseThe situation when his child bit someone. Mom, dad, another child, a grandmother or your cat. Whoever came under the hot hand, or rather the tooth, was unpleasant and painful to him. So, this behavior is wrong, and it is necessary to fight it. But how to wean a child to bite, so as not to run into something more unpleasant?
Before answering this question, one must understand the reasons why he does this, because they always exist.
At the age of 5 to 7 months, the baby bitessimply because in this way he tries to relieve the pain that occurs when teeth are teething. The methods of struggle in this case are the most obvious: you need to give a small "kusak" rubber toys-teethers, which are specially made for this.
What if the child bites at the age of 8up to 14 months? In this period, this can happen, if the baby is tired or overexcited, also the cause of the parents' "toothache" may be discomfort or irritation. In addition, parents themselves set a bad example for their child, biting his fingers as a sign of expression of love and tenderness. And if your father or mother does it, then, of course, their son or daughter must do the same. One more aspect should not be forgotten: at this age your baby actively learns the surrounding world through tactile and gustatory sensations. He just wants to know what you taste. How to disaccustom a child to bite at this age? Pretend that you are experiencing terrible pain, you do not need to go too far, but a reasonable grotesque will not hurt. Your baby is already able to understand what has hurt you, and will try not to do so in the future.
In the period from one and a half to three years the child bitesas self-defense or to attract attention, albeit negative. Your baby, despite its small size, can feel great feelings: helplessness, fear, irritation, anger. But his speech capabilities are not yet developed enough to express his emotions in words, so he can bite someone to give a way out to what worries him. How to disaccustom a child to bite in this case? In no case do not use force, because unlike him you say a long time and a lot, so use your own weapon. Explain that it is painful for a bitten person that doing so is not good. Try to spend more time with your baby so that he feels safe. Teach him to express his feelings in words or other actions that do not bring pain to others (beat a pillow, crumple or tear paper).
After 3 years, the child bites in the kindergarten or inyard to protect themselves from peer attacks, their ridicule and aggression in their direction. Also, the reason for such a reaction on the negative can be covered in a stressful situation at home: frequent quarrels or divorce of their parents, came to the house of another man instead of the pope, fainting mother's attention because of the appearance of a little brother or sister. How to disaccustom a child to bite in such a difficult situation? Before you scold your kid for "ugly behavior", look around and think about whether it's time to change your attitude to the child, to create a more comfortable home environment for him.
This does not mean that one should keep silent, on the contrary,the reaction on your part must necessarily follow, so that the child clearly understands that it is impossible to do so under any circumstances. Therefore, be sure to strictly talk with him, if you find it necessary, punish (leave without an evening cartoon, for example), but remember that in the problems of children, adults are almost always to blame. And draw conclusions.