Biting is common among very young children, particularly in group settings such as child care. It is very important for child care providers to understand why children bite so that they can help children find more appropriate ways to express themselves.
There are many reasons why young children bite. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Children may be trying to express their independence and feel a sense of personal control.
- Babies’ mouths are sore when teething; biting feels