Sunday, November 3, 2013

Ear infections and biting

Well, its been a few weeks of total mayhem. Chest infections, coughs, ear infections oh you name it. At one point we were an antibiotics factory. Sleepless nights and sad kids.

Happily we are on the mend but today I saw something that made me freeze.

Pip bit his sister really really hard. She was teasing him over something and I looked over and he was biting down so hard his head was shaking. Her arms have three big bite marks. She's wearing layers so he bit so hard the teeth made marks through various layers.

I put him in time out (where he fell asleep!) but I'm really shaken. It's the first real violence. Guess we have been lucky. My brother and I used to really fight as I think all kids do but as a mum it has really upset me.

Someone tell me that they have had this problem and you have some thoughts to help.


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1 comment:

  1. Miss M bit a friend at daycare last year. I was devastated. We had LOTS of discussion about why we don't bite (including that your friends won't want to play with you--which happened for a few days). She never bit again. And then her 3 year old boy friend bit her last week. It was a good chance to talk about what we don't bite, again. :). Long story short, it happens, and with lots of discussion, it will be fine. But, yeah--when it happens, it's shocking!