Q: My toddler was just two and suddenly started biting during play dates. What can I do?
A: Thank you for asking a question that’s in sync with my ongoing guest blog series. I share this poetic response with you. I trust these poetic words, along with the first four segments of my series on biting and the dozens of parent comments (See Part one , part two, and Part three here).
On Hurtful Biting
(and Other Such Behaviors)
Copyright © 2015 Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz
It’s helpful to find some simple rhythmic words that not only capture a frustrated toddler’s attention, but also provide useful language and knowledge toddlers want to learn. Repeat any of the following ditties over time until the toddler can say the words. Notice how, with the change of one or two words, most of these ditties can apply to any of a number of hurtful behaviors exhibited by a frustrated toddler or preschooler.