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Subject:issues with self-biting
Time:04:06 pm
My little guy, 20 month old Topher has a really bad habit. He doesn't hit people (well, except his older brother, and I am pretty sure Seth deserves it). He doesn't throw things at people (though he throws in anger). He bites.

Himself!

As most people know, he and his older brother were in foster care for a while, but are now out, and staying with family, while in my care daily from waking to bedtime. The only time we are not together is where we sleep.

The thing is...he started this at the very end of being in foster care.

Now the question. How do we get him to stop?! We tried redirection, positive reinforcment when he doesn't bite himself...we even tried TWO kinds of hot sauce on "the" arm. (he only bites one arm!) Well...he LIKES the hot sauce. One is too hot for *me* to handle (and I can eat extra spicey thai food without blinking!), and when he boit the arm with that on it...he stopped...looked at it...AND SUCKED IT OFF. AND ASKED FOR MORE!! We stoppped that trick though, because his little lips swelled up a tad bit. He got a huge glass of milk, and a piece of bread, heh.

What on EARTH do we do?! He's bruising up his chubby little arms something feirce. :( Help!
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