Talk to your doctor if you suspect that
biting is becoming a problem. Your doctor will want to
know details about your child's
biting and other behavior. He or she might ask
questions about what is usually happening when the biting occurs, how you or
other caregivers react, and what a typical day is like for your child.
Questions about situations where your child has bitten someone
Is your child more likely to bite an adult or
Does your child seem angry or frustrated when he or she
How many people are usually around when your child
Is there a certain place or situation in which your child
seems most likely to bite?
Questions about the discipline of your child
In general, what are your thoughts on
disciplining your child?
How do you respond to your child when he
or she bites?
How does your child respond after being disciplined
when he or she has bitten someone?
Question about daily behavior and environment
Is your child frequently around other
children? If so, is it usually in small or large groups?
any significant changes in your child's life, such as a recent move or the
birth of another child?
Does your child have any other recent
behavior that concerns you?
How do others in your home express
Do you have any concerns about how others may be treating