How to Use This Book
Part I: Adults’ Feelings and Actions
Biting: A Tremendous Challenge
Responding to Biting When It Happens
Part II: Demystify Misbehavior with the Seven Questions
How Much of the Child’s Behavior Is related to Typical Social/Emotional Development?
What Past Experiences or recent Changes May Be Creating Stress?
Is the Lack of Verbal Skills Causing Frustration?
Is the Child’s Physical Condition a Contributing Factor?
What role Does the Child’s Temperament Play in the Behavior?
What Effect Does the Physical Environment of the Home or Early Childhood Program Have on the Child?
What Kind of Limit Setting Is the Child Experiencing at Home and with Other Caregivers or Teachers?
Part III: Case Studies
Ethan, 18 Months Old
Biting games, Body Boundaries, and High Energy
Sophia, 21 Months Old
Bad Habits, Challenging Temperament, and Boring Toys
Lukas, 22 Months Old
Bottles, Blame, and Boredom
Abigail, 2 Years Old
Divorce, Negative Attention, and Family Day Care Dynamics
Jayden, 3 Years Old
Social Inexperience, Speech Problems, and Sibling Issues
Part IV: The Action Plan
Create Your Action Plan
Solving Other Hurtful Behaviors with the Seven Questions
Temperament Worksheet Form
Action Plan Worksheet Form
Injury report Form
Incident report Form
Sample Starter Phrases, Active Listening, Feeling Phrases, and Difficult Feeling Words
Biting Solution Pocket guide
Lyrics to Two Songs that Teach Alternatives to Biting