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Re: Biting bird

Posted by Deborah on Thu, Jun 21 2012 at 02:24 PM CDT:

In Reply to: Biting bird posted by Liz on Wed, Jun 20 2012 at 09:54 PM CDT:

There are a ton of posts on the topic of biting/nipping, so you might want to read everything you can further down the page. Unfortunately, sometimes the fact that they get a reaction reinforces the biting and that's hard for kids to avoid doing. I think the basic things to do are figure out what makes biting appealing (they do it for a reason, but GCCs seem particularly prone to trying it out in the first place); to try to avoid situations that provoke the biting; and to try to train alternative behaviors that you can reward. It's much easier to reinforce a behavior than to discourage one you don't want.

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