Toddler Biting

Why Do Toddlers Bite? (And How To Handle It When They Do)

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

Is Your Toddler Biting? Most parents are horrified when they receive a note sent home from day care that their child has bitten someone. Some of our own mothers and grandmother’s would advise us “Bite him back, then he won’t do it again, it worked with my kids”. As child development specialists we do not advocate biting a child back, …

Day2DayParentingWhy Do Toddlers Bite? (And How To Handle It When They Do)

Managing Your Toddler’s Temper Tantrum

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior, Discipline

How to Deal with Temper Tantrums When a toddler sees something he or she wants and cannot have it immediately, the natural response is to scream. Tantrums usually start around 15 months because that’s the age a young child starts to voice their own desires. Your child simply doesn’t know any other way to communicate the anger and frustration they …

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How to Discourage Your Child From Biting

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

“He’s a biter”. I’ve overheard daycare workers utter this phrase with disdain and judgment over and over. Biting remains one of the most socially taboo topics in daycare and playgroup circles. Its effects have both physical and emotional implications and frequently result in heightened and prolonged emotions for all parties involved…the biter, the bitten, and both sets of parents. The …

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How to Help an Angry Child Deal with Negative Emotions

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior, Discipline

Young children, just like adults, can’t help feeling angry or sad at times.  The difference between a young child and an adult is that adults learn appropriate ways to vent feelings of frustration or anger.  Some toddlers resort to screaming, kicking, crying loudly or hitting when they are upset. Older children might say mean things like, “I hate you,” or …

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Oral fixation in children | D2DP

Oral Fixation in Children | Oral Fixation Disorder & Treatment

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

Does Your Child Have An Oral Fixation? Why do some children continue to have an almost obsessive need to put things into their mouths often past the age where it is deemed appropriate? An oral fixation in children is common at a young age, but past a certain age can be a sign of something more. (Read more about general …

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Q&A: My Son Has Self Regulation Issues in Preschool

Tamara Guo Behavior, Challenging Behavior

My question is regarding my son’s behavior in preschool. He was enrolled in preschool about a month after the school year started and his teacher tell me is is doing great other then a self regulating issue. She says it isn’t a bad thing because he is adjusting but I want to help him out and I am not sure …

Tamara GuoQ&A: My Son Has Self Regulation Issues in Preschool

Q&A: How to Help 4 Year Old with Self Regulation Issues

Tamara Guo Behavior, Challenging Behavior

I’m wondering what the best therapy would be for my almost 4 year old. She’s very bright but has self-regulation issues (i.e., blurting out sounds at home and school as well as repeating herself often- very sensitive and can have a complete breakdown over little things – if I accidentally press the elevator button or flush the toilet, etc. – …

Tamara GuoQ&A: How to Help 4 Year Old with Self Regulation Issues

Q&A: How Can I Help my Child with Oral Fixation?

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

How can I minimize my 3 1/2 year old’s oral fixation? He sucks his thumb, never took to the pacifier, and was breast fed for three months. His speech is becoming clearer and he has a speech therapist in school. He puts his shirt, cars and balls in his mouth (during soccer game) and he bites when he can’t get …

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Q&A: Child Pulling on Tongue and Sticking Tongue Out

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior, Child Development

My daughter has always done strange thing with her tongue. From the second she was born, she had been sticking it out.  Now she is pulling on it. She even refuses to drink from a sippy cup. Some children whose tongues protrude from their mouths do so because they have low muscle tone in their mouth, lips and jaw. Some children …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: Child Pulling on Tongue and Sticking Tongue Out

Q&A: 4 Year Old Was Potty Trained, But Now Won’t Poop in the Toilet

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior, Child Development

My oldest boy (of 3) just turned 4 last week. He self-potty trained at 2 1/2 but would not poop in the potty. When my youngest was born 4 months ago (so, when my son was about 3 1/2), he started pooping in the potty, but reluctantly. Now, he has completely abandoned the potty and will instead hold in his …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 4 Year Old Was Potty Trained, But Now Won’t Poop in the Toilet