Master2 has just had his first session at pre-school, he is 2 and 8 months and i thought he was more than ready to go, he has been having taster sessions with me staying and has been absolutely fine.
He has always had a short fuse and with him being the youngest of 6, he has had a good excuse, he gets easily frustrated, which most toddlers at this age do.
I have just picked him up and am absolutely mortified, he has bitten another child on his arm, hard enough to leave a mark.
He has bitten his siblings in the past and has always been punished by having time out and yes call me what you will, i have bitten him back, I know 2 wrongs don’t make a right and that is giving him the wrong idea, but, as my mum will say, it worked when my sister bit me. I thought Master2 was out of this phase as he hadn’t bitten for months.
I have spoken to the bitten childs mother as i know her quite well, she was very understanding but that doesn’t make me feel any better, I don’t want to send him back to play group now for fear he will do it again, i am gutted and don’t know what to do, does he understand me when i tell him biting is wrong?
I would really appreciate any comments and advice on the subject.