They do it when they are tired
says we should give nothing but love to our children under around age two or three. Don’t worry about correction and direction at this age. Love is all.
Ultimately, a child biting is likely to be related to emotion and behaviour regulation. This means that when he is tired or excited, he does not manage his emotions and behaviours well, and so he bites. When we focus on the behaviour, we miss the emotion that is driving the behaviour. And it is the emotion that requires our attention.
So, my advice? It’s pretty simple. When your son bites, look at him and say “no” clearly. But more than anything, hug him and love him. Lots. He will grow out of it as he matures. And he will grow out of it faster with lots of love and patience. Have a question for Dr Justin? Email our expert at firstname.lastname@example.org identities will be kept confidential