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129701 (Softbound)
541839 (e-book)
ISBN:
978-1-933653-56-3 (Softbound)
978-1-60554-183-9 (e-book)
Age Focus: 1–3
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Biting is an issue that is more than skin-deep. It can affect any toddler in any setting and can have developmental, emotional, or environmental causes. An “unfortunately not unexpected” occurrence among toddlers, biting is more than a physical act. It is a serious, complicated issue that brings frustration to the biter, bitee, parents, and child care providers. This book offers technique-building advice for approaching biting in ways that work effectively for everyone involved.

No Biting, Second Edition, is expanded and updated with chapters including:

  • Information on why toddlers bite, how to respond when it happens, and how to handle ongoing incidents
  • How to develop biting policies
  • Recommended articles to learn more about biting
  • Sample letters to parents, policy statements, and incident reports
  • New material on how language development and spatial awareness issues can lead to biting
  • Additional guidance for working with parents


Perhaps no other concern in toddler programs challenges teachers and parents as much as biting does. This how-to handbook helps you work through biting with successful strategies and trusted guidance.

Read a sample chapter or the table of contents of this book!

120 pages

About Gretchen Kinnell

Gretchen is the assistant director of the Child Care Council of Onondaga County (Syracuse), New York. She also presents workshops on topics related to behavior guidance and early literacy, and is especially known for her presentations on biting and on potty training in child care settings. Gretchen has logged thousands of hours training people who work with young children in programs such as more..

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