the kids' school pics came back this week! can you tell that austin is a little mama to bennett?? :) while they were taking this photo, she told the photographer that bennett hasn't learned to smile yet. ha!
so a couple of weeks ago, a new journey began... biting.
i know i probably shouldn't even compare, but austin never bit! i was always SO thankful that she never went through that. and now here we are. he bit austin on the chest last week (not sure why she didn't see that coming?) and drew blood. she still has a scab. he also stared biting himself last week at school. he had several bite marks that stayed around for a few days on his hands and arms! one was on his shoulder, so i really think another kid did it. when i showed it to ben, he said that he really thinks bennett is learning to bite from another kid. today when i picked him up, they said he had bitten another child. his teacher promised that it wasn't out of mean-ness. i still hate it though! when i was talking to him about biting in the car, he kept putting his fingers in my mouth, so i bit down on them, and he died out laughing. what the heck? what am i gonna do with him??? so if your child went through biting, can you please give me some advice? apparently spanking and time out aren't working. will he just stop? it's hard because i don't feel like he's old enough to reason with?