Children who bite, why it happens and what to do

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Marie-Ange Demory
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It is a phenomenon passenger but what distress i Parents of the children and bite and makes get angry, on the other hand, the mum and Pope whose bite undergoes it. However it is one phase physiological passing that some small, Between 1 e 3 years, cross. And it is clear: he is a behavior which cannot be ignored but which, at its base, it does not have intentions bad.



Usually, boys e sissies within a year of age bite to know il world. Indeed, from the very first 6-8 months di "vita" their tendency is of lead all to the mouth, for an organo sense fundamental; it follows that "to taste"A similar one is"understand" Moreover, experience, test the reactions. Of course the reaction of a little boy or girl who has suffered a bite it will not be pleasant, which it will do cessare immediately this trends experiential.

After the phase of bite to learn, and therefore passed the first year of age, bite becomes a modality communicative both to indicate a possession ("Give me this thing is mine") that for to express un nuisance ("Get out of my space"). From now on, during the growth, the children and bite they do it when they perceive dissatisfaction, frustration o discomfort, in short, when they are not happy. Only after i three years instead it becomes one mode expressive of emozioni also used for intimidate.



What do so if you find us with children and bite? In general, scold them, especially in public, it does not help them: a child frustrated or difficulties because it fails to manifestation a particular feeling would accumulate even more stress. Sometimes the sour they may even be expression of a feeling positive of gioia like when the small (we always talk under i 3 years) bite the hand area of mum and plays happy with her.


However, there are several approaches useful to management e resolution of this behavior of the children and bite. For example, make some pause or change the outdoor in progress so distract the little one and to do it rest is very Useful. As well as entice him a to express their feelings with the passwords and not with i sour; look for new ones with him behavior (giving kisses or hugging); andare suffered by the child bite in order to highlight as is mistaken bite to attract thecaution; without using toni aggressive, speak in tone fermo giving a 'education on “don't bite because it hurts”. Finally, look for one cohesion policy behavioral between whom grow up the child who tends to biteParents, kin, baby sitter - to not confuse and to give a line coherent.


Conversely, in the case of children and bite, it is clear what not to do to have results counterproductive: never murder to make him to understand il pain which causes by behaving in that way; never mordicchiarlo with affection since it could become one standard relational; never put it in punishment since in the first and in the second childhood it is of little use. In the latter case, moreover, the bimbo really fails to to understand, But certainly would try only strong under di fault.

The ages of the bite:

  • dai 6 to 12 months, during teething, they bite because they have pain and to get to know the surrounding world;
  • dai 12 to 18 months they bite to delimit their own safety zone;
  • dai 12 to 24 months they are in search of attention and power, they try to induce, on an unconscious level, behavior in others;
  • over 2 years old, it is a modality dictated by the emotional nature: it is about children who bite because they are unable to express what they feel.
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