The Biting Project

We do a lot of work with infant and toddler biters and their victims, their teachers and their families in child development centers and family child care homes in and around Washington, DC.

It goes without saying that we wish the work didn’t exist – no one likes the actual biting.  But we recognize that biting is typical and that as long as any of us work with very young children, we’ll regularly face the challenge of biting.

Source: Foundations for Families

Available at: http://foundationsforfamilies.wordpress.com/the-biting-project/

Corporal punishment hurts IQ, behavior

7/27/11

A study of two schools in a West African country found students subjected to corporal punishment performed more poorly, researchers say.

The study, published in the journal Social Development, found a harshly punitive environment may have long-term detrimental effects on children’s verbal intelligence and executive-functioning ability — psychological processes such as planning, abstract thinking and delaying gratification — and may be at risk for behavioral problems.

Source: United Press, International

Available at: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/07/27/Corporal-punishment-hurts-IQ-behavior/UPI-72431311768557/