My 4 year old ds just bit my 10 month old ds.
He has never bitten ever in his life, he's a gentle kid and he's never even hit his little brother.
he gets angry when ds2 disrupts his game but doesn't ever hurt him.
He got bitten at day care the other day by this little boy who's pretty rough.
So I didn't see it happen but I heard ds2 cry out in the toyroom and I went in there to see what happened and Ds1 just said he wanted to play with Mack (the truck) and ds2 was trying to get it so I gave ds2 another toy and both where happy.
Just now as I was cleaning up ds2 from morning tea (about 45mins later) I noticed I bright red bite mark on his arm. I immediately turned to ds1 and asked if he did it and he hid under the table. I asked what happened and he said he wanted the Mack toy and billy kept taking it so he bit him.
I raised my voice and said it was very naughty and put him in the corner for the allocated 4 mins whilst I fussed over ds2.
Then I went up to ds1 and showed him ds2 arm and how it was red and told him how it hurt him. I asked him to say sorry and kiss it better which he did.
I asked him how he felt when the other boy bit him and if it hurt and he said it did. And I told him that's how ds2 felt when he bit him.
I told him that we should never bite people and I never want to see him doing it again to which he replied "I'll never do it again, I promise"
He just got a remote control tractor for his birthday and I told him it was going in daddy's office and he wasn't allowed to play with it today. I explained it was because he it his brother. ( I told him as I was putting him in the corner that he wasn't allowed to play with it today but 'reminded' him afterwards )
I just felt I use the corner for things like not listening, talking rudely and other 'minor' naught behaviour and I just thought this was so much worse so I needed another thing to remind him how wrong it was.
We don't smack.
Do you think I dealt with this ok? Was the tractor to much? What could I have done?
He's just never done it before so I just wasn't sure how to handle it. Obviously he is mimicking what happened to him.
DH, Me and our two boys.
Lost our little squirt 20/11/13.