Biting brings up emotions for everyone, including children, education staff, and families. Toddlers are beginning to learn how to express their wants and needs. They are also learning how to regulate their emotions through verbal and non-verbal communication. This podcast reviews the many emotions of biting and reasons why toddlers might engage in biting. Discover the importance of validating toddlers’ feelings, ways to teach toddlers appropriate behaviors to express wants and needs, and how to support the development of self-regulation.
Biting Behavior in Toddlers and How to Respond
Resource Type: Podcast
National Centers: Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning
Program Type: Early Head Start
Age Group: Infants and Toddlers
Audience: Teachers and Caregivers
Last Updated: September 29, 2023