Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Jinxed (A biting update)
I've had a few people ask how things were going with Claire and her biting. I really wanted to do an update and brag on Claire. She was at 2 months (2 months!!!!) without any bites at school (home is a whole other story), but I hesitated. It seems like every time I think about the biting, or I talk about biting, it starts back up again, so I held off.
And yesterday and today we've had problems with biting at school.
I feel like I jinxed her.
I know that's not the case, but this is frustrating. She was doing so well. Her speech has been coming along wonderfully, and she's still learning new signs. She LOVES school and daycare, and all of her friends. I really hoped that all of her new signs and words were giving her the tools she needed to deal with her frustrations.
I just hate these set backs because it brings the biting back to front and center. The other kids start talking about how Claire bites them, and I think all the talk of biting makes it even more likely that it will happen again. I hate to have her singled out for her behavior, but it is understandable. The biting HURTS, and the kids remember it for quite a while.
It looks like this round of behavior was brought on by a cold. Claire's behavior has always been very closely tied to how she feels. Her last few problems were right before we got her tubes put in. I hope this cold is short lived and that she is feeling back to herself soon though!