You Think They're Just Expressing Themselves
If your child is biting, whining, or hitting and you just keep saying to yourself, "Well, that’s what toddlers do; it’s a phase and it will pass," you could be in for some trouble. Even at a young age, you must have consequences for your child past hugging them and saying, "Oh sweetie, are you mad? Tell me, why did you bite? Are you feeling sad inside?" "If there’s no way of holding them accountable for their behavior, then at that young age, you’re turning your child, unfortunately, into a brat," said Glickman.