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Nearly 3 year old biting older sibling - advice needed pls!

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My nearly 3 year old is a biter. He bites his older sister frequently when he gets angry or excited. He also bites me and his dad. I am really concerned, as he does it often.
I have tried telling him ‘no’. Telling him ‘biting hurts, don’t do it’. Putting him in his room for time out etc. but nothing has worked. Pls help.


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12 months ago
How on earth can anyone suggest biting back? This is absolutely disgraceful and unaccaeptable.

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12 months ago
Because in most cases it is a one off, quick fix. You don't bite super hard or anything, any pressure is usually enough to give them a bit of a shock. My son's aren't biters, but if they were I'd rather bite them once and have it dealt with, rather than drag it out and have them bite other people multiple times while trying to sort it out.

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12 months ago
Because it works!
Let’s hope your a perfect parent in your glass castle

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12 months ago
See your doctor! I'm sure he/she will know what to do. It could be playfighting that's out of hand but not sure.

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12 months ago
My nephew was a biter. Bad!! My sister tried everything. Then one day she bit him back (not enough to break skin but enough for him to feel it) and he never ever bit again. Seems mean I know but it worked very quickly.

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12 months ago
Put hot Sauce in her mouth

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12 months ago
Bite her

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12 months ago
So my eldest did that and the very last time I grab his hand and bit him back. He stopped.

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12 months ago
Bite back the little rotter.

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12 months ago
Bite him back. My mum did that to my brother and he never bit anyone again. Don’t draw blood obviously but give enough pressure to leave marks and enough to shock him.

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12 months ago
In all seriousness, have you tried biting him back? I've heard lots of people say it's worked for them.