Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
Number of kids: 2
Ages of kids: 3 years & 16 months
Problem: My 3 year old daughter has recently started biting her little brother. She did it a few times when he was an infant and then stopped after we explained that it wasn't acceptable. In the last month or so she has bitten him several times, often on the face. The biting usually occurs when they are fighting over a toy, but sometimes she bites him out of spite/frustration after being punished. I'm really at my wits end as to how to punish her & stop the behavior. Also, we moved to a new city about 6 months ago, and about 3 months ago I was finally able to get her potty trained. Aside from the occasional accident she was fully (daytime) trained, but in the last couple of weeks she has completely reverted. Could she still be suffering from the trauma of the move after all this time, or could it be related to the biting in terms of being a cry for more attention now that the baby has become a toddler and is more interactive, and receiving more attention? I'm a stay at home Mom and I am finding this very stressful. I would like to enroll her in a play group but most require the children to be toilet trained and I worry that she would have an accident and be embarrassed, but I wonder if she needs the interaction with other children to motivate her. Any suggestions on either problem, and for nighttime training, would be appreciated.
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