At least the kid isn't inciting a nurseryful of her colleagues into a biting frenzy that sends their hapless victim to the hospital, like they do in Croatia. Supposedly.
But still, I have to confess, the kid knows her way around a set of teeth. The last few weeks especially, when she gets riled up--usually because we don't let her do something fun, like turn on the stove, or flip my phone the other way instead--she'll scrunch up her face, doing a pretty advanced (for her age) Buffy-style demon impression with that brow thing and the snarl, and try to chomp someone. Or something. She bit her bib the other day when we wouldn't let her down without eating dinner. Ever considerate, [?] she'll now announce that she's going to bite, as if we couldn't already tell.
The whole "don't react, that'll only reinforce her biting" thing seems to have lost some credibility a couple of biting phases ago. I'm still trying to figure out if biting isn't a symptom, not the problem, especially since it tends to happen in the context of a freakout when she can't have her way atthatverymoment.
Oh, I'm sorry, did you think I was talking about my kid? Haha, no no, Ms. preschool admissions officer, I was just posting here for a, um, a reader who asked to remain anonymous.
Biting Babies Leave 30 Wounds On Toddler [skynews.com]