From elsewhere in The Post: An 18-month-old girl has made a game of biting, but her parents don’t think it should be played.
“How should we handle this biting problem? Our daughter stays at home with her nanny for now, but I worry about the things that could happen in preschool or in another child-care situation. She’s going to have a lot more teeth pretty soon,” the letter writer tells advice columnist Marguerite Kelly.
Kelly advises the parent to “use body language, a quick wit and a firm resolve” to solve the problem and to briefly ignore the toddler after she bites. “If attention is the best present you can give your child — and it is — your inattention is the greatest punishment,” Kelly says.
Kelly will answer more parenting questions Thursday at noon. Submit questions now.