my 2 years old girl scratch, and sometimes bit other kids and they put her out of day care and i don't know what to do with her, and i am afraid to put her in any other day care. please help me what to do?
Most state health laws do not allow children who bite (danger of hepatitis B or HIV) or scratch in preschool. It may be your daughter is not yet ready to be in preschool. Speak to your doctor about this. Reward her for being good. There are also therapeutic preschools that focus on behavior learning. Check with your school system or community mental health facility to see what they offer.
Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics