Stop the Fighting & Biting

The Problem

    • Does your child attempt to hurt other children on a regular basis?
    • Do you feel frustrated because you can’t figure out why your child does this?
    • Do you dread picking your child up at the end of the day?
    • Are you worried about getting expelled from child care?
    • Are you getting a lot of negative feedback from family and friends?

The Solution

    • Uncover ALL of the reasons behind the behavior; it is NEVER just one reason
    • Look for the links or the inconsistencies between home life and group care
    • Reduce the stressors that are exacerbating the behavior
    • Learn how to more effectively respond to fighting and biting and teach new behaviors
    • Make specific, impactful changes in each of the seven key areas

The Biting Solution

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Stop the Fighting & Biting is a proven method of dealing with this type of behavior. It works because parents play a pivotal role in reaching a solution. Underestimating the importance of the parent’s role is often an underlying reason for “persistent hurtful behavior”. Even though the behavior may be taking place in a group setting like a playgroup or a child care program, a persistent behavior problem means that there are contributing factors on the home front, too, ways in which parents can help their child. The child who is really struggling with an aggressive behavior problem needs coordinated, consistent help from the key people in his/her life in order to learn more appropriate reactions to every-day stressors. Collaboration between all of the adults involved is the key to your success.

Using this method, parents and caregivers ask themselves seven key questions to get at the root of the problem. Then, armed with a better understanding of how their child is experiencing the world, adults work together to make changes to the child’s environment, to the adult/child interactions, and to their own expectations, to reduce the stressors and promote more appropriate behaviors. This approach includes concrete ways for adults to sensitively and proactively impact their child’s behavior.