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Ohio Daycare Worker Arrested For Biting Child To ‘Teach Him A Lesson’

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An Ohio daycare worker was arrested this week after she allegedly bit a boy in her care in order to teach him a lesson.

According to KSDK News, Robin Mullins, 56, was arrested Thursday after biting a five-year-old child at Andrew’s Friends Pre-School & Daycare in southwest Ohio.

Police reports say the boy, whose identity was kept anonymous, was brought to Mullins’ office because he bit another child in the school.

Instead of disciplining the boy with a timeout or loss of privileges, Mullins, the administrative assistant at Andrew’s Friends Preschool and Daycare, decided it would be best to teach the child by doling out a penalty equal to the crime — a bite.

She left a mark on the boy and caused an injury, police said.

Following the incident, Mullins was arrested and charged with one count of assault. She was later released from jail on her own recognizance and ordered to stay away from the child that she bit.

She was scheduled to appear in court at the Hamilton County Justice Center Friday at 9 am.

On the Pre-School/Day Care’s website, Andrew’s Friends say that Mullins has “many years of child care experience, working with all ages and group sizes.”

She also reportedly has had training in child abuse recognition and prevention.

When asked what she likes most about her job Mullins answered:

“The rewards of watching children grow and learn. Each child has their own unique personality and are special in every way. Every day is something new!”

Readers: What are your thoughts on Mullins’ decision to punish a child by biting? Should she be fired for her actions? Sound off below.

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420 Responses to “Ohio Daycare Worker Arrested For Biting Child To ‘Teach Him A Lesson’”

  1. Juanita Ramirez

    I think she should definitely be fired. I would sue the hell outta the day care if it were my son who got bit

  2. Betty McCormick Hazel

    She is 56 and the child 5, how in heavens name did she this was justified? She should have given him a lecture on how many germs are in the mouth and worse than a dog bite. Make him sit in the office until could apologize to the child he bit. She deserves harsher punishment.

  3. Megan Miller

    yes she should be in big trouble for that…why would an adult bite a child. stupid lady, if that were my kid I would kick her A$$.

  4. Hope Tindall

    This was a tremendous error in judgment, and not to be tolerated in a daycare setting, or any setting requiring contact with young children.

  5. Cathy Mills

    I feel for this woman..she was trying to teach a child something that, obviously, the parents hadn't taught! I just hope the kid learned that it HURTS to bite people! That's how I taught mine, but, at a much younger age! Better this, than for the kid to grow up thinking he could do whatever he wants! What is wrong with people these days? Why is it not ok to TEACH kids how to behave? If you are SO worried about your child being disciplined by someone other than you, then STAY HOME & take care of him yourself!

  6. Cathy Mills

    I feel for this woman..she was trying to teach a child something that, obviously, the parents hadn't taught! I just hope the kid learned that it HURTS to bite people! That's how I taught mine, but, at a much younger age! Better this, than for the kid to grow up thinking he could do whatever he wants! What is wrong with people these days? Why is it not ok to TEACH kids how to behave? If you are SO worried about your child being disciplined by someone other than you, then STAY HOME & take care of him yourself!

  7. DeeDee Olson Purcella

    I wish more people would take action like this women did. We baby our kids to damn much and they grow up thinking that they don't have to go by the rules. TIME OUTS are a joke!

  8. DeeDee Olson Purcella

    I wish more people would take action like this women did. We baby our kids to damn much and they grow up thinking that they don't have to go by the rules. TIME OUTS are a joke!

  9. Tammy Maria Settles

    She's got a screw loose. Fire the woman before she has another
    "bright" idea.

  10. Tammy Maria Settles

    She's got a screw loose. Fire the woman before she has another
    "bright" idea.

  11. Megan Miller

    no its not okay for your kid to bite someone. but it also so wrong for an adult to bite a child. I would beat her A$$ if it were my kid she bit

  12. Megan Miller

    no its not okay for your kid to bite someone. but it also so wrong for an adult to bite a child. I would beat her A$$ if it were my kid she bit

  13. Lindsey Donivan

    Yes she should be fired. I realize that plenty of people do this with their own kids, to teach them not to bite, but this wasn't her kid.

  14. Randee L. Sellers

    I know one thing for sure, if that kid bit my child I would have someone on the end of a hook. Human bites are a horrid thing. Biting the child back doesn't seem like a great idea either. Expel the biter?

  15. Kate Mason

    She showed the boy that biting HURT! Where';s the crime in that? How are kids going to LEARN if they don't experience how the consequences of their own actions affect others? I don't think she should be penalized for this at ALL! This WAS NOT abuse!

  16. Susan Haag

    When I was a kid, I was a biter. My Mom tried everything to get me to stop and had no luck. One day I guess I bit her especially hard and without thinking, she bit me back. She felt bad about it but hey, it worked! And I'm not damaged for life because of it. Perhaps the poor woman wouldn't have had to resort to that if the parents had taught their child not to bite! No, of course she shouldn't be fired. Now, if she'd bit the kid's ear off, that would be another matter but just a bite to teach the child, let it go!

  17. Mar' Haugen

    First of all, that's a WOMAN? Yuck. Second of all, she needs to be fired and sued by the parents. If those of you who thinks it's okay.. then go bite your own child. NOBODY has the right to bite any child who is not a parent and then even parents should not be doing that. Shame! Shame! Shame! and lady… go buy a razor.

  18. Missy Edwards

    I was a "biter" when I was little…..I was "broke" from biting when my mamay bit me back…..sometimes that's what it takes….but, I think it should be done by the parents & NOT a daycare worker!

  19. Lois Hogue Fanning

    sometimes thats the only way, he dont need to be biting the other daycare kids either ,my child bit me and the only way to get her to turn loose was to bite her!!! im ols school i guess

  20. Cathy Mills

    It really bothers me that the very same people who think it is ok to abort an "inconvenient" baby , after they have one & palm it off on others to raise & discipline, get upset if they don't like the care given! IF you care about your child , you discipline your child so that others don't have to! Children need guidance & teaching. Some children have to be taught the hard way, but, still better than NOT teaching in my opinion. Teaching lessons is NOT abuse…it is love.

  21. Anna Wieland

    Biting is not acceptable and by her biting him, she only got herself in trouble. I understand time outs can be a joke and kids need to learn. That was not the way to go about it. Think about if you were that child's mother and you found out someone bit your child, I'm sure 99% of us would not be happy. Also, if a teacher would have done this, they automatically would have been fired and could risk losing their license. This should not be taken lightly.

  22. Rebecca Caisse

    So it is not okay for the kid to bite another kid and it is not okay for the teacher to bite the kid but it is okay for you to beat the teacher. So what exactly is this teaching the kid?

  23. Nancy Jean Mukai

    As a professional day care provider this solution was not the best decision. However on the other hand this is what I had to break my child of biting. Timeouts and talking did not work BTW. Of course I left no permanent damage and hopefully she did not either! If I was the parent I would have two concerns. First was permanent damage done and does this woman have a clean bill of health? If she has AIDs or hepatitis or another illness it could be devastating to the family. If she did no permanent damage and has a clean bill of health let her off with a warning! It only took once with me to break my son of doing this…he bit my shoulder one tooo many times but once he saw what it feels like… He stopped.

  24. Dianna Sullivan Martin

    True Marge. That's what's wrong with kids now. My oldest son used to bite me when he was young. I would at the stove cooking and he would bite the back of my leg because I wouldn't pick him up, so one day I picked him up, bit his leg, just hard enough to hurt a little, and it shocked him more than hurt him. That was the last time he ever bit me. Nothing wrong with that. Kids aren't punished for anything anymore and that's why they act like little heathens!

  25. Jenny McAninch

    Some people are just looking for a reason to sue anyone!

  26. Angie Mehler Paynter

    It's one thing to bite your own child if you chose to show discipline. But to bite someone else's child takes it to a whole new level. That is just wrong. A human's bite is dirty. A child does not know that, an adult does.

  27. Billie Jean

    Well Megan, I think the point here is you may teach your child not to bite others, but obviously this parent did not. What would you do if your child bit their sibling? Time out? I mean, I bit my child back as he made his sister bleed. He was 2 and he never did it again. Maybe what they oughta do, instead of punishing daycare children at all, is if the child isn't reared at home to respect others and their elders they are dismissed from the daycare. One chance, that's it. Maybe then the parents would discipline their kids so others wouldn't have to. If I was the Mother of the original victim here, the boy bitten by the child, I would want to have a little chat with their Mother. She's the problem here, not the daycare worker.

  28. Peggy Daniel Vossler

    I was about 6 years old when my little brother(he had just turned 5) he decided to play eagle. He bit me in the arm taking a small chunk out. My dad not only bit him but spanked him. My brother did not bite any one again! I had a child that was a biter only bit twice I bit that child never did it again. If the parent doesn't teach the child not to bite then who is going to make/teach this child to be responsible for his/her actions. Believe me timeouts DO NOT work. The Bible says: Spare the rod, spoil the child. You can discipline your child and still teach your child to be take consequences and be responsible for actions no matter what age. Your child has no right to hurt another child; that's a bully. The day care worker should have called the parents to come get their child immediately and the daycare should have backed the daycare worker by having the child excuse from the daycare because of dangerous and harmful behavior to others. The daycare worker then would not have been put in the position she is now. I think the other parents should sue the parents of the little boy that did the biting.

  29. Brandy Eakle

    I also did this just once or twice with my daughter. I think that this type of punishment should be at the discretion of the parent. When I leave my daughter in daycare, I expect for punishment,,,,, But No one should ever put their dirty mouth or hands on someone else's child. I would be furious if this was my child.

  30. Arianna Grace

    It absolutely is not her place. That said whose place is it to do wrong to another person to teach them it's wrong? Primitive mentality! Smarten up caregivers, use your mind not the example a preschooler gives you, in how to handle conflict. We need to exemplify right action ESPECIALLY when wrongdoings occur… Across the board! I'm not an expert, and I haven't mastered it, yet it's what I strive for.

  31. Cheryl Ann Heislar Thompson

    You go Cathy, Anita and Lois!!! I was watching a little boy who kept biting my little boy, they were around 4yrs. old. The last time it happened the little boy acted like he was going to give my little boy a kiss, but bit my little guy on the tip of his nose!! I made my son bite him back on his arm, it left a bit of a mark, but he NEVER BIT my son again!!!!

  32. Dionah Dunn Varney

    what kinda idiot bites another persons child? why should a 56 yr old adult in child care have to be told that its WRONG to bite a child…she needs to be checkout in the head….something is really wrong with her! If that was my kid..she'd be VERY sorry she made that choice!

  33. Stephanie Sanford

    Are you bitches serious? SHE BIT A KID. Maybe you'd think differently if it was YOUR kid

  34. Dianna Sullivan Martin

    People like you are the very reason kids act like little monsters!

  35. Jenny-Faye Foley Klooster

    Biting MY child to teach a lesson is far far different from somebody else biting my child. Get a grip, people! She was way out of line and should be prosecuted for assault and child abuse.

  36. Cheryl Ann Heislar Thompson

    Juanita and Galen, what about the other child who got bit??? How would you feel if it was your child that got bit… I think you would feel differently then. Your part of the problem today…

  37. Stephanie Sanford

    She's just lucky that wasn't my kid. She'd have no more teeth

  38. Marcia Fishel

    the moustache needs lost. this method seems to work but you can't do it in a professional atmosphere.

  39. Marcia Fishel

    the moustache needs lost. this method seems to work but you can't do it in a professional atmosphere.

  40. Stephanie Sanford

    Yeah well, did you do it to someone else's kid? I bet you'd have gotten your ass kicked if you did

  41. Stephanie Sanford

    Yeah well, did you do it to someone else's kid? I bet you'd have gotten your ass kicked if you did

  42. Stephanie Sanford

    Are you freaking serious? Let some stranger bite your kid and see if you're still singing the same tune

  43. Miaa Mureaux

    If she hadn't left a mark everything would b ok…she did it too hard…I done it wit my kids u supposed to do it hard enuf to hurt but softt. Enuf noot to leave a maarkk :)

  44. Linda Sadler Pritz

    When your in the Child Care Business, you can not do that to children in your care. It may work for your child at home, but, not to other peoples kids especially in this day and age where you will suffer harsher punishment. The worker should have called the parent home from work to handle the situation, biting is serious, let the parents deal with their biting kid! Now the worker is going to go through hell!

  45. Juanita Ramirez

    You can't always just stay home. you have to work so u can provide for your child. there is a difference between disiplining a child and biting them , who knows what that lady has she could easily be hepatitis c positive or hiv positive. if my child does sumthin wrong give them time out loss of privilege N let me know when i pick him up N i can handle it. a small child don't know the risk of biting but at her age she should. maybe it was his first time biting N parents didn't have to punish for it prior.

  46. Shelley VanFleet

    I am glad it worked for you, but this was not his parent…how would you feel if someone ELSE bit your child?

  47. Shelley VanFleet

    Cheryl Ann Heislar Thompson how would you feel if your child contracted something from the person that bit him?

  48. Angie Mehler Paynter

    So what you are saying is that if your child was bitten by this teacher as a disciplinary action for biting another child you would be fine. No problem. Your child deserved that.

  49. Jenny Petrelli

    if some random person bit my son I would be mad as hell she shouldn't be able to keep her job idk why people think its ok she bit someone else child.

  50. Cheryl Ann Heislar Thompson

    Betty, do you realize how stupid you sound. My gosh, do you think a 5yr. old cares about germs in our mouth, and that a human bite is worse than a dog bite??? Don't think so!! Get real, I'm sure she didn't break his skin and send him to the hospital. This child hurt another child, what about him??? I bet he will never bite another child, now he knows it hurts!!!!!

  51. Shelley VanFleet

    There are many communicable diseases that could have been passed to this child through a bite. I understand his own parents doing, but there is NO REASON this woman should have bit him.

  52. Kathy Wyatt

    For those of you who are condoning this woman biting a child , I can bet you wouldn't be jumping to her defence so fast if it was your child she bit. All children go through a biting stage and there are other ways to teach them not to bite. And you who say you did it to your kids and they stopped biting well This wasn't her child , No it's not ok for the child to bite another child but she should have handled it differently , She's lucky it wasn't my child she bit. She def should be arrested the child is just that a child she's 56 give me a break….

  53. Zenadia Macroura

    What about hygienic issues? She could have hepatitis or AIDS. But, I guess for the sake of teaching a lesson its worth the risk. (read last sentence with sarcastic voice). I'm not a parent so I haven't put much thought into alternative ways of punishing children, but I taught my dog not to bite by playing up how much he hurt me. He stopped after the first time, too.

  54. Susa Yardley Canucci Diabolito

    i thought she was a man before i read the article just based off the picture

  55. Susa Yardley Canucci Diabolito

    i thought she was a man before i read the article just based off the picture

  56. Ron Howard

    For all those who seem to think that biting a child is ok: Biting ANYONE is considered an assault. If I were to bite any of these 'less than informed' people you can bet they'd be calling the cops and pressing charges. Biting a helpless child is especially bad because he/she can't defend themselves. Most kids who bite do it for more reasons than just go be mean. The story doesn't mention anything about this kid's home life. He may have any number of conditions that cause him to bite. He might also be in pain which causes some kids to bite because they can't express themselves. Taking away privileges and giving time outs don't help either. There are ways to teach kids not to bite without going to extremes. If this woman has a pretty clean record aside from this, give her another chance and retrain. Suspend her without pay for a few days to give her a chance to think about her actions and give her another shot. If she's done it before, let her go. How can anyone possibly think that biting a child is ok? Stay the hell away from my kids and my students!

  57. Kathy Brown

    I have four beautiful children and if one of their teachers or any person that was supposed to be watching them and teaching them right from wrong EVER did that to them I would have their job in a heartbeat! That should be the parents place to 'bite' back not the teachers place. FIRE HER! Obviously she does not know right from wrong!

  58. Kathy Brown

    I have four beautiful children and if one of their teachers or any person that was supposed to be watching them and teaching them right from wrong EVER did that to them I would have their job in a heartbeat! That should be the parents place to 'bite' back not the teachers place. FIRE HER! Obviously she does not know right from wrong!

  59. Stephanie Sanford

    So what you're saying is you'd be okay with some stranger biting your kid? Geez…

  60. Stephanie Sanford

    So what you're saying is you'd be okay with some stranger biting your kid? Geez…

  61. Ron Howard

    You gotta be kidding me. Really? You actually said that you bit your kids to the world? Stay away from my students and my kids, please.

  62. Ron Howard

    You gotta be kidding me. Really? You actually said that you bit your kids to the world? Stay away from my students and my kids, please.

  63. Gary Frank

    The problem is that today parents do not know how to raise kids, just drop them off for someone else to raise. Day care or school. If parents would raise their kids and teach them proper behavior our society wouldn't be soooo messed up. She should not be fired, She should be commended for trying to teach kids that are socially abandonded by their parents!!!

  64. Stephanie Sanford

    No, Cheryl, YOU are part of the problem. Suggesting that some stranger should be allowed to bite other people's kids…wtf is wrong with you?

  65. Trini Olsen

    If your kid is FIVE and you're such a delinquent parent that you haven't taught him not to bite other people, you should be sued. Your son should be barred from his daycare and you can stay home from your job and watch your kid yourself. Daycare is a privilege, why should other children suffer cause you can't discipline yours?

  66. Cassandra Bitner

    Shelley VanFleet How would you feel if some little brat at school was biting YOUR little one and came home with marks from this other child? Time outs don't work a lot of the time, if the child is the defiant aggressive type, and sometimes you have to make them experience what their "victims" feel before they will stop.

  67. Cathy Mills

    In my opinion, a 5 year old that is biting has seious issues or has not been disciplined!! Kids should learn not to bite at a much younger age & I honestly believe that they do not realize that it hurts until it happens to them! It is called TEACHING!! Easiest & fastest way to teach …hair pulling, also..kids do not know that it hurts unless they feel it…I am not talking about breaking the skin or pulling hair out…just a small taste of how it feels..only takes once for most children. I raised 4 & babysat many, I KNOW!!

  68. Ron Howard

    Believe it or not, it is possible to teach kids not to bite without biting them. Would you ever consider teaching a child to not hit by hitting them? I know what I'm talking about. I've broken many many children from biting and I never had put my bacteria infested teeth on any of them. I hope you don't make it a habit of telling the world you bite your children.

  69. Stephanie Sanford

    Seriously? When did it become okay for people to bite other people's kids? Sicko…

  70. Kathy Wyatt

    Lois Hogue Fanning The difference is she your child . Can you honestly say you wouldn't be upset if a daycare provider was the one to bite your child as punishment ?

  71. Kathy Wyatt

    Lois Hogue Fanning The difference is she your child . Can you honestly say you wouldn't be upset if a daycare provider was the one to bite your child as punishment ?

  72. Cathy Mills

    Actually, yes, I have done it to other people's kids who were left in my care. i told all who asked me to care for their children that I would treat them as I would my own, & they either agreed to that, or I did not babysit their kids!

  73. Ron Howard

    If there were more people in the world like this woman there would be more child abusers in the world. What an idiotic notion, to think that biting a child is a good way to teach them not to bite. It's like teaching a child to not hit by hitting them. I am a child care professional and I've broken the biting habit with many many children without biting them back or endorsing that other kids bite them.

  74. Sandra Berkey May Kindred

    Lecture a five year old child……..yeah, that always works…….NOT. She shouldn't have bitten so hard, but yes, that's sometimes the only way to teach a biter to stop. If she had told the child first bitten to bite back, then she'd be accused of inciting another child to do wrong. However, when a boy down the street used to either punch me in the gut or on the bridge of my glasses every time I came my front door as a small child, my mother and older sister finally marched me down to his house and told me to pound the crap out of him or I was going to get it from them, so I did! It was terribly satisfying and Georgie never put a hand on me again!!! (My Mom and sis wouldn't have done anything anyway. That was to make me braver so I'd stick up for myself.)

  75. Cathy Mills

    But, Susan! Don't you know that if you bite someone's ear off , you get a book deal, millions of dollars & your own one man show in Vegas!!! (Mike Tyson!)

  76. Cassandra Bitner

    Ron Howard You might want to refrain from the habit of telling people that you basically don't brush your teeth. Just sayin'.

  77. Cathy Mills

    What I can't believe is that this woman was ARRESTED for this! Crazy!

  78. Leigh 'West' Sandmann

    Another problem that no one has brought to light…the kid was 5…what the hell is a 5 year old doing biting anyways??? Usually biting comes from being unable to communicate your emotions…so you react with a bite…again…he was 5!

  79. Cassandra Bitner

    What do you do if the parents won't teach it? Keep letting the kid be a brat and bite the other kids with zero repercussion?

  80. Stephanie Sanford

    Where's the crime? Oh, I don't know, maybe in that she fucking BIT A KID? How would you feel if it was YOUR kid?

  81. Sharon Michaud Elco

    It cracks me up how parents think it wrong for a child to get what he gave,the child is a bitter .who taught him to bite but its wrong for him to be bitten back grow up people if he can do it he can suffer the consequesence of being bitten back ,thats lifes learning lessons,

  82. Cassandra Bitner

    Not sure why so many seem to be defending the little brat that was biting other kids. But it goes to show that is why there are so many punk-ass grownups who get to do whatever they want when they are children, and grow up to think they can get away with horrible crimes, and they do!

  83. Jessica Ciminero

    It's not her place or her right. People who are siding with her in what she's done need a hug.

  84. Angie Mehler Paynter

    How do you go from biting to abortion. Who are "those people". You know what happens when you assume. When I take my child to daycare I want them to be taken care. If a day care place informed me that they bite back. I would go somewhere else. My kids never were biters. But I would not have bitten them to teach them a lesson.

  85. Stephanie Sanford

    You people are just downright to stupid to justify this. Maybe some stranger should bite YOUR kid, then we'll see if you're still saying she's justified

  86. DeeDee Olson Purcella

    I have already had this happen to my child and they no longer bite. So yes I am ok with it. You people need to get over it. Our children are there to learn and if this is a problem then it's disrupting the learning process and this maybe the only way to handle it!!!

  87. Cassandra Bitner

    Juanita, please don't breed. I have a feeling you are going to be the type of mother who favors her children over anyone else and lets them grow up to be pot smoking punk asses. Sad to say :(

  88. Janice J Plante

    I don' think anyone should do this to a child..mine or yours. Although when I was very young I had a cousin who bit and pulled hair. After doing this repeated times, my Mom told me she would spank me if I didn't bite hm and pull his hair the next time. It worked too. But, this is two kids working on a problem, not an adult, especially a child that isn't even yours.

  89. Jeanelle McCarthy

    i worked with a chic that did this and all i got to say is i've been told the little girl she bit is sitting on a nice sum of money!! the worker said that's how her family teachers kids to not bite that's why she did it!

  90. JPauline Baker

    Stephanie Sanford People like you are part of the problem.

  91. Danielle Wright

    It's never ok to bite someone else's child, EVER! Especially this woman who looks lacks she completely lacks personal hygiene. Fired!

  92. Debi Cortez

    This woman should NOT work with children. She assulted a child to teach the child to not assult? crazy. Fire her and put her on a list to not be able to work with children. I am sure this is not the first time she has done something like this. This woman has some mental health issues, I am sure of that.

  93. Janice J Plante

    Cathy,I agree with Juanita. when you have to put your child in daycare you have to think these people will take care of them, not abuse them…..

  94. Stephanie Sanford

    Cassandra, are you kidding? Would you be okay with some creepy old lady biting your kids? I think not. Think before you speak

  95. Alicia Neff Muir

    He's 5 years old I don't think it would have been the first time. My kids did this at 2 he should know better by now. Sound like he was not taught not to.

  96. Stephanie Sanford

    Ron, I couldn't agree with you more. What she did was wrong, and it sucks that people are trying to justify it

  97. Janice J Plante

    This should not have been addressed by the daycare worker in this fashion
    . Advise the parents of both children and let them work it out. Who does this women think she is. Did someone die and make her the head biter?

  98. Stephanie Sanford

    So biting someone else's child is a "loving teaching lesson"? Good grief, you're stupid

  99. Tommy Fuss

    The problem is that she is in no position to "teach him a lesson." Parents should teach their children right's and wrong's at home. And besides, he's a baby…what the hell do you expect?

  100. Stephanie Sanford

    Cathy, I hope you're never allowed near children ever again

  101. Brittany E. Butts

    A lot of people saying tat this is ok because it teaches children a lesson. It teaches them that it hurts. That they should be punished, etc. etc. etc. Does anyone here realize that a human mouth is full of bacteria and a bite could cause a nasty infection? It is NOT ok for anyone to bite ANYONE! You can teach a child a lesson but you have to be smart enough to know how to punish him/her without putting his/her health at risk. Especially if you work in the child care industry. THINK people!

  102. Stephanie Sanford

    JPauline, so I'm problematic because I think people shouldn't bite other people's kids? You are one sick person

  103. Nancy Ness

    Biting a student to teach them not to bite is unprofessional. Teachers DO NOT INJURE CHILDREN under any circumstances. The article says a mark was left on the child. If anyone … and adult… bit my.child I would file assault charges against them. And if I caught them in the act they would be lucky to walk away with their front teeth intact.

  104. Sam Kidd

    Biting a whole other ball of wax.If at school send to principals office.If you are the principal require him to sit in your office all day except for lunch and bathroom visits.He must sit in the office and watch you work.No games no books nothing but sitting beside you or across or whatever..No talking about anything but what he did. Let him go home at the end of the day. When he comes back the next day; start it all over again. No books games etc.If he starts crying call the nurse to wipe his nose.If he starts fighting with her, tell him you got to call the police now. But he cannot leave the room where the two of you are.Fake calling the police. Call your friend or someone you can carry on a long conversation with.Make him stay till the end of the school day. The next day he will be sick and or tell his mom your being mean to him.Hopefully, she will come to the office or call and you can tell her the problem. It will work. He will never do anything to get in trouble about again.This sounds intense; but biting can spread many life threatening diseases now….An adult, at this time , can be charged with assault and several other things. This is really serious.

  105. Stephanie Sanford

    My thought is, you might want to consider not announcing to the world that you bite children. Just saying

  106. Jennifer Sherman

    I have two boys ( 6 & 3) and if anyone else laid a hand on either of them rather it left a mark or not… It would be me going to jail and they would never release me on ROR.

  107. Cody Grensted-Giles

    You can't say that the child doesn't know biting hurts, that's clearly why he did it. The kid doesn't bite again because he fears PHYSICAL ABUSE from his own parents. Next time they don't think "I shouldn't bite this person it will hurt them.", instead it's "If I do this my parents are going to PHYSICALLY HARM me."

  108. Stephanie Sanford

    Also, how would you feel if that was your kid? Would you be okay with some weird old lady biting your child?

  109. Stephanie Sanford

    Randee, ever heard of the difference between right and wrong?

  110. Ryan Durbin

    First of all, I believe in corporal punishment for children under certain circumstances. I would much rather spank my child a couple of times throughout their childhood than have them wind up like many of the little heathens that I see in public every day. But let me clarify: there is a huge difference between a spanking and child abuse. No disciplin should every leave any permanant mark whatsoever. That being said, it is never okay to put your hands on anyones child except your own! If she had spanked the kid would it have been treated any differently? Yes. She would have been fired. The little bastard should have just been kicked out of daycare and been blacklisted from any other until he has some kind of counseling or whatever else people who dont discipline their kids do.

  111. Stephanie Sanford

    I bet it would be an easier decision to make if it was your kid that she bit

  112. Jennifer Sherman

    Kids do things every day that may get them into trouble… That's life. Biting a child and leaving a mark… Not okay at all. She deserved to stay in jail and then deserves to fired and never allowed to be with children again!!! I would be past livid if this women bit my child and left a mark.

  113. Cody Grensted-Giles

    This isn't a baby teething you realize that right? I really hope you knew that biting hurt when you were five years old, if not I'm surprised you can tie your shoes.

  114. Juanita Ramirez

    Actually i have a son N no i don't think he should get away wit it or is better than the other child but there is less harmful ways for someone who is suppose to be an adult to handle these type situations. and no i wouldn't let my child smoke pot

  115. Kathe Mallery

    To all of you who think it is OK to bite a child to stop them from biting, That is assinine!!! Children are not born biting, they do it for a reason, usually out of frustration. Teach them to communicate with kindness. Do you think hitting a child teaches them not to hit? No!!! It teaches them to hit! News flash… this daycare worker was not a professional. I am willing to bet she has never had an Early Childhood Education class in her life. Probably no college classes either. It takes education to learn how to properly teach children. This woman should definately be fired and have abuse charges filed against her. She should be prohibited from ever working with children again. Where were her brains? Read the poem called "Children Learn What They LIVE" This may help those who bite their own children see the light! Usually people are too lazy and impatient to look for a positive way to teach their kids, so they simply react like children!! This is what this woman did!

  116. Manetta Crick

    I remember when this happened to a friend of mine back when I had young children. She bit her child back to teach him a lesson and I was so shocked and could not believe it that anyone would stoop down to a childs level to teach them a lesson. Ridiculous kids learn by example and this sets a poor one.

  117. Peggy Packard

    Juanita Ramirez , maybe you read something that I didn't. I saw she left a MARK but nothing about breaking the skin.

  118. Coralie Naumann

    I did this with my children as well and as long as you don't bite too hard they definitely learn from it. If the child was badly hurt then that is different.

  119. Mitchell Garcia

    they used to beat the shit outta kids at school. Catholic schools still beat kids asses. Big fucking deal. Corporeal punishment never hurt anyone for more than an hour or so.

  120. Maria Gonzales

    Again what if a kid bites your kid? It seems you do not have kids yet. If a kid bit mine and the woman did the same thing to the kid or if my kid bites another kid do the same thing. Stop the bullies before they can become one! From when I went to school no one besides my mom and dad would fight with her mom and dad yet nothing happened! More people need to step up and do this. Yet if you want bullies around so think before you type it might help.

  121. Kathe Mallery

    No Miaa, you are not supposed to do it! Whoever taught you that was WRONG!! The word you could not spell is with. Get an education, it helps with child rearing!

  122. Peggy Packard

    Today's kids are way to lazy. Parents telling their screaming kids in the diner to use their INSIDE voice….what the hell is that? Video games the babysitters of choice for the older kids. Most are not Parents like they should be at all. I think that child will never bite another child but I bet Mamma and Daddy sure will get some money for the damages done to their precious little BRAT!

  123. Kristy Dennis

    Really (HELL YEAH SHE SHOULD BE FIRED THE IS CHILD ABUSE IF SHE HAS HAD ALL THIS TRANNING SHE WOULD NO THAT IS NOT HOW IT SHOULD OF BEEN HANDLED )

  124. Sylvia Cruz

    When I was in kindergarten a child bit me and the teacher said that it shouldn't hurt, so I bit her and she didn't like it.

  125. Barbara Graham

    Biting your own child may very well stop him from biting but no one wants a day care worker biting their child. That woman should have know better than that. You cannot hit them, spank them, shake them nor bite them. I wouldn't want my grandchild there.

  126. Kathe Mallery

    Biting is not discipline period. It is punishment, crude ,ineffective, infantile, behavior!

  127. Opinionated, Outspoken & Often Outraged

    In this case yes she should absolutely be held criminally responsible and fired from her job, just like a parent would – "She left a mark on the boy and caused an injury, police said." I don't think most who admit to this do it in a way that it leaves a mark or causes injury…and as others have said sometimes it's what ends up working. Now ultimately in this case, I think in this case other steps should have been taken – not sure what policies are in any daycare (I mostly used private care providers) but if a child is unruly in school they could receive a suspension – I think all centers should have some kind of similar plan where it gives the parent the time of important reflection and correction of their child's behavior – on themselves, on the child, other children at the daycare center and that of the center, because really far too often parents do rely on others to teach their child things that should already have the foundation built, such as how to treat others – and well some of us know the kinds of horror stories that go on behind closed doors. I know the latter doesn't always explain it, but regardless the parent should be addressed to handle the matter first, and if repeated attempts don't work then you don't take it out on the kid by biting him/her as in this case, you stop offering services to the parent. If more people held parents accountable for small children, then we'd have fewer parents who have completely dropped the responsibility ball by the time their children are teenagrs. On that note, unless a parent is actually abusing their child, you don't undermine their authority in front of the child.

    Oh to answer your question yes I've "bitten" children, never ever have I left a mark other than a faint indent that was gone in a few minutes or less because as I said before for some children until its done to them they don't understand and all it has ever taken is doing it once. This is the last resort though first some will encourage them to bite themselves, depending on how hard they are biting others – because if they are causing excessive injury to others you don't want to risk them injuring themselves, another thing some of us do is have them take the same from their victim, again it can quickly go wrong – which is why a restrained adult is a better choice but just like any other physical punishment you have to be in control of your actions for it to be effective.

  128. Christine Jordan

    I am against child abuse, but I will tell you what, I believe in spankings & I believe that biting a child back is the best way to teach a child not to bite.That's how I was taught , that's how most children are taught. You don't need to break the skin, but you let them feel it.They won't forget it, and they probably won't do it again. She shouldn't lose her job.

  129. Christine Jordan

    I am against child abuse, but I will tell you what, I believe in spankings & I believe that biting a child back is the best way to teach a child not to bite.That's how I was taught , that's how most children are taught. You don't need to break the skin, but you let them feel it.They won't forget it, and they probably won't do it again. She shouldn't lose her job.

  130. Rhonda Lopez

    no stephanie its people like you that is the problem no little brat is going to bite me or my kids and get a way with it.

  131. Rhonda Lopez

    no stephanie its people like you that is the problem no little brat is going to bite me or my kids and get a way with it.

  132. Jim Paine

    I am amazed that anyone can justify an ADULT biting a CHILD to teach him a lesson. Adults are supposed to be more mature than children. Correcting a child by returning his childish behavior with childish behavior is…well, just childish.

  133. Lee Martinsen

    You will be visiting your future felon in prison because you're too stupid, or lazy to discipline the little brat. The lack of discipline in this country is appalling, and bullying is out of control. She should get a medal for doing what needed to be done, and it might just keep the Kid from becoming a felon.

  134. Lee Martinsen

    You will be visiting your future felon in prison because you're too stupid, or lazy to discipline the little brat. The lack of discipline in this country is appalling, and bullying is out of control. She should get a medal for doing what needed to be done, and it might just keep the Kid from becoming a felon.

  135. Stephanie Sanford

    Rhonda, STFU. I bet you're the type who would bite someone else's kid. Would you be okay with it if it was YOUR kid? I'm guessing you wouldn't. So don't start that crap

  136. Stephanie Sanford

    Rhonda, STFU. I bet you're the type who would bite someone else's kid. Would you be okay with it if it was YOUR kid? I'm guessing you wouldn't. So don't start that crap

  137. Angie Mehler Paynter

    Cheryl. You ARE sure she didn't break the skin. She left a mark. And no kids don't care about the germ factor so parents leave their kids in the hands of trusted adults who should. You know like a 56 yr old day care worker with experience who should know not to bite MY kid. Because you know better

  138. Miaa Mureaux

    Hold fa hell up …first. off you don't know me second your kids are probably the ones that are biting…the way I discipline my kids are my buisness if you'd teach your kids n show them their actiins hurt people other people wouldn't have to do it for you

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  139. Stephanie Sanford

    If that was my kid, not only would I want her fired, but I'd also be pressing charges. You don't do something like that to someone else's child. It's called assault

  140. Stephanie Sanford

    If that was my kid, not only would I want her fired, but I'd also be pressing charges. You don't do something like that to someone else's child. It's called assault

  141. Stephanie Sanford

    There are too many people who lack the common sense to tell the difference between right and wrong. Anyone who justifies what that woman did is just plain stupid

  142. Stephanie Sanford

    There are too many people who lack the common sense to tell the difference between right and wrong. Anyone who justifies what that woman did is just plain stupid

  143. Stephanie Sanford

    Cassandra Bitner, you might want to refrain from twisting people's words. Just sayin'.

  144. Stephanie Sanford

    Yeah, so go ahead and chomp on other people's kids. Surely there's no way that could possibly go wrong. (Note the sarcasm)

  145. Stephanie Sanford

    I've worked in childcare for most of my life. I may not be 56 years old, but I do know that it's wrong to bite another person's child. Are people really so blind and stupid that they think it's justifiable in any way?

  146. Jamie N Kacee Brown

    I cannot believe any of you would condone a childcare worker biting someone else's child!!! HOW DARE SHE!! and as for Cathy Mills comment that "she was trying to teach a child something that, obviously, the parents hadn't taught!" How do you know the parents were not doing their best to teach their child that biting is wrong?? There is a way to discipline a child under your care, and this is certainly not the answer. If this was my child, I would be removing the child and demanding she be fired! That is unacceptable! I seriously cannot believe there are people on here that think this is ok!! It was a 5 year old child!!!!

  147. Angie Mehler Paynter

    That's your opinion. But it is not ineffective. Although I do not believe day care staff should not be biting. Saying that it is I effective would be a lie. How many people on this site alone said it worked for them.

  148. Kathi Mcdonough

    @Cathy Mills: What kind of a disgusting ANIMAL are you, that you would bite other peoples children?

  149. Stephanie Sanford

    I'm not a parent either (yet), but I've worked in childcare most of my life. Anyone with common sense can tell that biting other people's children is wrong, not to mention stupid and just downright harmful

  150. Angie Mehler Paynter

    Cathy. Then when it does happen to you are a grand child or some one that you care about because karma is a pain. Then remember this day, you asked for it. Then your loved one can say why. And you can say because you deserved to be bitten by that stranger because us as a family could not handle it.

  151. Stephanie Sanford

    I bet you wouldn't be okay with some creepy lady biting YOUR kids. Ever think of that?

  152. Vicki Isaacson

    If you think children should have a time out or a privilege taken away to cure biting I disagree. They don't understand how much it hurts, they just like the attention they get for doing it. I worked with a 55 year old woman who had become bed-fast and her mother was trying to care for her. She bit and pinched at every opportunity. Her mother explained that was they way she expressed her frustration. Would you want your child to grow up expressing his or her frustration by biting and pinching? I think the it might have been best to get the parents approval before biting the child but biting back worked best for me too. (Not with the woman of course).

  153. Debi Cortez

    Your logic is flawed. If you say the parents of the child who did the biting should sue the biter. By your logic then the parents of the boy who bite the child should sue the day care worker for biting their son. Assault is assault. But an adult who bites a child for any reason should lose the priviledge of taking care of children and should be fired. You say the day care center should back the biting adult. Then the day care center could lose their license.You need to think before you write an absoulte. Also, the bible does not say an adult should bite a child, that has nothing to do with spare the rod..that is ridiculous.

  154. Juanita Ramirez

    You don't know what these ppl have how you gonna be sure some lady biting your child don't have hep c or hiv you can't be sure tell its to late. so with that said then no ain't nobody biting my son.

  155. Juanita Ramirez

    You don't know what these ppl have how you gonna be sure some lady biting your child don't have hep c or hiv you can't be sure tell its to late. so with that said then no ain't nobody biting my son.

  156. Joseph Miller

    Who in God's motherf'ing great green Earth would leave their kid with a woman that looked like that? Jesus H. Fudge! Wait…Cindy Yeager?

  157. Joseph Miller

    BIG BIG BIG difference between a parent using unorthodox parenting methods ON THEIR OWN KID and someone else doing it.

  158. Joseph Miller

    You obviously didn't do an "A+" job with your kids, and obviously haven't watched "Nanny 911." Time Outs ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS work, but only if you do them right. Threatening a timeout never works. I'm so worried at how bad so many parents are these days.

  159. Kathe Mallery

    @ Missy Edwards, you bit because you were not able to make your needs known. Biting you was wrong! They shouldn have taught you to communicate your needs/

  160. Clarence Conner

    This reminds me of a time when I was in first grade. Right after recess we had art class. One day the teacher brought us in from recess and then left. While we waited for the art teacher to show up, another boy and I chased a girl around the room, lifting up her dress. As we were doing this, the art teacher showed up.

    She took us into the hallway and went to get the principal. About 10 minutes later, the principal came running down the hallway with the paddle. He grabbed a hold of me first and said my mother was on her way so he wanted to get my punishment out of the way before she got there. He gave me three light taps with the paddle. By this time, my mother was there. She snatched the paddle from his hand, telling him he didn't do it right. She then proceeded to whip my behind with that paddle so hard that I ran in circles screaming for 5 minutes. Oh, the humanity.

    She passed away a couple of years later, but I never lifted another girl's dress until my late teens. I am 41 years old now and turned out pretty darn well, serving my country for the better part of my adult life and have been an engineer for nearly 5 years now with no post-secondary education. It amuses me seeing so-called 'educators' being appalled at how some parents teach their kids. Parents use the 'recommended method' and end up with pregnant teens, dropouts and murderers. Those same educators will then say it is the fault of the parents. People who were raised the old-school way know otherwise.

  161. Lois Church Wygal

    Stephanie Sanford What problem? The world is getting worse not better and lack of discipline is a huge factor in that. This new generation thinks kids should have freedom to express themselves in order to feel a sense of self-worth and confidence regardless of the consequences. Our teachers no longer get the respect they deserve. If a child bites and you don't think biting him back is the right way to discipline him, what would you do? My alternative would be to make him hold a chunk of soap in his mouth. I dislike children biting very much. In my day I would have slapped his mouth and bit him on the arm…but that is considered barbaric now…hence our barbaric children ;)

  162. Stephanie Sanford

    Debi, ask yourself this: How would you feel if some creepy lady bit your kid? I'm guessing you wouldn't be even the least bit okay with it. You have to think of things from that kind of perspective. Yes, the child shouldn't bite. But an adult biting other people's kids is just profoundly wrong on so many levels

  163. Stephanie Sanford

    Debi, ask yourself this: How would you feel if some creepy lady bit your kid? I'm guessing you wouldn't be even the least bit okay with it. You have to think of things from that kind of perspective. Yes, the child shouldn't bite. But an adult biting other people's kids is just profoundly wrong on so many levels

  164. Kathe Mallery

    @ Ron, you said retrain, I do not believe this woman was trained in the first place, if she were she would know you do not teach children with violence. This biter had a need for communication skills to be able to get his needs met! This daycare worker has probably never had an Early Childhood Education class in her life (ECE) was my major. There are no conditions of any sort whereby you would injure a child to teach him. Most daycares are simply glorified babysitters, they simply do not have the skills to work with young children!.

  165. Kathe Mallery

    @ Ron, you said retrain, I do not believe this woman was trained in the first place, if she were she would know you do not teach children with violence. This biter had a need for communication skills to be able to get his needs met! This daycare worker has probably never had an Early Childhood Education class in her life (ECE) was my major. There are no conditions of any sort whereby you would injure a child to teach him. Most daycares are simply glorified babysitters, they simply do not have the skills to work with young children!.

  166. Jennifer New

    As parents we can say we agree, but in this instance I would have to say that I don't agree, she may be a daycare provider but who's to know if she might have herpies, a virus, or something of that nature,

  167. Jennifer New

    As parents we can say we agree, but in this instance I would have to say that I don't agree, she may be a daycare provider but who's to know if she might have herpies, a virus, or something of that nature,

  168. Eva Mae Earley

    My dad did this to my little sister and she quit biting my brother and myself. But, then, she did other things like scratching and saying we were doing something to her when we weren't even near her.

  169. Eva Mae Earley

    My dad did this to my little sister and she quit biting my brother and myself. But, then, she did other things like scratching and saying we were doing something to her when we weren't even near her.

  170. Ron Howard

    Thank you, Kathe. I was trying to be optimistic. I am a professional child care provider and preschool teacher as well. I've been doing it for almost 10 years. At this point in my career I am now the assistant education manager for my program so it's my job to make sure all of our teachers are properly trained. I teach the CDA class and provide a lot of peer coaching and professional support to our staff. Most are very receptive of my training, some aren't but I must try. Thanks again for your input. I do agree with and appreciate your comment.

  171. Ron Howard

    Thank you, Kathe. I was trying to be optimistic. I am a professional child care provider and preschool teacher as well. I've been doing it for almost 10 years. At this point in my career I am now the assistant education manager for my program so it's my job to make sure all of our teachers are properly trained. I teach the CDA class and provide a lot of peer coaching and professional support to our staff. Most are very receptive of my training, some aren't but I must try. Thanks again for your input. I do agree with and appreciate your comment.

  172. Angie Mehler Paynter

    Stephanie. I am. You can't read. Where did I say that biting any child was ok. I simply said an adult should know better. So before you post how people are stupid learn to read. Maybe you can go to that day care place. I am sure you can learn there

  173. Angie Mehler Paynter

    Stephanie. I am. You can't read. Where did I say that biting any child was ok. I simply said an adult should know better. So before you post how people are stupid learn to read. Maybe you can go to that day care place. I am sure you can learn there

  174. Stephanie Sanford

    Angie, I wasn't even talking about you. I was referring to the person who started the post. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why anyone would think that an adult biting someone else's child is acceptable. As I mentioned before, maybe these people would feel much differently if it was their child who was bitten by some creepy lady

  175. Tj Mosako

    That's how I got all three of my kids to stop hitting. But they where my kids had someone else done that to one of them I would have been pissed. She had no right to bit that little boy. But I don't think she should get fired. We r all human and we all make mistakes.

  176. Angie Mehler Paynter

    Sorry. I was reading some of your posts and thought wow we are siding with each other and was liking things you were saying too. My bad. I am sorry. Apparently I can't read. Lol

  177. Stephanie Sanford

    Lee, you are one sick, disgusting person. Do you go around biting other people's kids too?

  178. Debbie Reyes

    First off I want to say my grandson got his ear bitten by another child made him bleed, was I upset of course, but I would have been more upset if someone bite (adult) that child. One it is not anyone's place to bite a child, but if someone is going to that is the parents place to do so. Biting is so wrong on any level as we carry so many germs in our mouths and could make another person sick from it, we don't know how that little boy immune system is. They could have kept him out of daycare for awhile as they did on the child who bit my grandson because we do have to teach children to keep hands, feet, and mouth to themselves. As an adult and the fact she is trained for situations like this we can't reward her for bad behaviour either. Sorry just saying

  179. Stephanie Sanford

    She needs to be fired, AND the parents of the child should press charges on her nasty ass

  180. Stephanie Sanford

    Not to mention disgusting and wrong. This poor kid could end up with a slew of disease and infection from this rabid lady

  181. Angie Mehler Paynter

    Yes I agree biting is bad and Cathy can never watch my children because her crazy butt would bit them. Let me ask you this Cathy. Of a child was streaking down the streets for the fun of it. Would you do the same to show him how wrong it is. Or as the adult you are to give them suitable discipline for their behavior.

  182. Rachel Rancid

    When my brother was 2 he was a biter. He bit my st step sister stroytep mom had enough she bit him so hard there were bruised imprints of her teeth i thought it was rediculos told my mom she called cps and they did nothung… i would never bite my kid lets just say that. If my 2 year old bites i will put a lemon in her mouth. tromom

  183. Stephanie Sanford

    Lois… So the solution is to bite other people's kids? Do you realize how stupid that sounds? Maybe some stranger should bite your kids, then see how quickly you change your tone

  184. Sandra K Burgess

    very sad, u think your kiddos are in a safe place, then you hear this B.S. stuff, & it's like whats happens to this world we live in now days…lol

  185. Stephanie Sanford

    LOL Everybody makes mistakes, Angie. All I know is, I'm a full-time nanny for my niece and nephew, and I'm sure my sister would have my head if I did anything like that to them. Only a truly sick person would see it acceptable to do something like that to another person's children

  186. Peggy Sue Barnes

    That is because you don't know how to do a proper time out evidently. We do you have a mouse in your pocket. You might not care if she bit your child so maybe you should also be arrested. I feel sorry for your children.

  187. Andrea Michelle Hartsock

    I feel she was wrong! how would she feel if this were her child? she took matters into her own hands, instead of alerting the parents. I wonder what she would have done if the guilty child had punched someone instead? terrible!

  188. Peggy Sue Barnes

    What is it with people thinking this lady did right. Teachers, administrators, principals and adults with any common sense do not bite children for any reason. Yes she should be fired and never get another job that has her around children. She has lost her mind like you to think this is OK.

  189. Joseph W. Anderson

    First of all If this chic was at the daycare center and I seen her I won't not drop my child off there. I would miss work that day and found another service provider..

  190. Joseph W. Anderson

    There is just to many issues with this chic picture must less looking at that in person. She looks like a biter. This chic looks so stressed I won't hire her as a pet sitter…

  191. Joseph W. Anderson

    There is just to many issues with this chic picture must less looking at that in person. She looks like a biter. This chic looks so stressed I won't hire her as a pet sitter…

  192. Stephanie Sanford

    Um, what kind of person would give someone else approval to bite their child? Do you seriously not see how messed up that is?

  193. Stephanie Sanford

    So you go around biting people's kids? Classy…

  194. Stephanie Sanford

    We might all be human, but that was a deliberate action. She knew exactly what she was doing, and she deserves to receive some repercussion for it. You don't go around biting other people's kids

  195. Stephanie Sanford

    So do you bite other people's kids just because you consider them to be a "brat"?

  196. Stephanie Sanford

    Not many people know this (obviously), but there are other ways to punish a child that don't involve biting. Especially not biting OTHER people's kids. What the hell was this crazy woman thinking?

  197. Kathe Mallery

    I had the privalage of teaching a Kindergarten class. One of the students mom was trying to leave, her child was panicked and I tried to hold him to calm him. He bit my arm, it bled. I had to report the bite and was sent to a doctor to get a Tetnus shot. I had fortunately ,already recieved the Hepititus series, and had to get a blood test to check for immunity. The nurse blew my vein, half my arm turned purple and had to be wrapped. The tetnus shot left my arm hurting as well. All because of a childs bite! Bites are nothing to mess around with. If you bite your own children to "teach" them are you careful to be sure their innoculations are up to date? Better still, just teach them to communicate with you and not bite!! ♥

  198. Peggy Sue Barnes

    Socially abandoned just who do you think should be paying to raise these kids? the parents or tax payers?
    People take their kids to daycare because they have to work not for the fun of it. It cost money to take your kids to daycare. The child should of been punished but not by being bit back by a teacher or any other adult or child. We don't even know why he bit the kid. What is wrong with adults who feel it is OK for an adult to bite a child. Fire her teach her a lesson she is the one who should definitely know better.

  199. Stephanie Sanford

    Well, it did say that she left the kid with an injury. But even still, what she did was 100% wrong and she should be fired for it. I, for one, would not want some nasty woman sinking her teeth into any child of mine

  200. Stephanie Sanford

    Only way to handle it, huh? So you'd be totally okay with it if some nasty woman bit YOUR kid?

  201. Nancy Lieber-Lazzaro

    Child care workers should NEVER do such a thing! It should have been brought to the parents' attention after the child was lectured on why what he did was improper. And sorry; I Would NEVER leave my child with someone who looked like this woman! My child had been in daycare, and the people there looked well-groomed and professional.

  202. Kathey Church Gutleber

    Some people aren't right I thinking this is a lesson.so maby we should sign papers saying its ok to bite my child if they bite someone else.let's put our thinking caps on here.

  203. Peggy Sue Barnes

    Cheryl Ann Heislar Thompson what is wrong with you. 5 yrs old yes he bit the other child because he knew it hurt, he is 5 and he should know better. An adult biting a child is disgusting. Yes she should be fired and never allowed to work around children again. The article said it left marks on the 5 yr old. Your Mother and sister had you teach the child a lesson they didn't beat the crap out of him and they shouldn't of had you do it either. Brave not sure that is the word I would use.

  204. Gene Stephens

    that is how you teach them to stop. It is an age old practice that works very well. I support her 100%. What the hell is wrong with people these days? Also whipping a kids ass works equally well and does no harm what so ever. In fact it works great.

  205. Kathe Mallery

    Angie, what a way to be remembered by your children. "My mommie bit me so I wouldn't bite, my mommie hit me so I wouldn't hit." "I think my mommie loved me, not sure." I believe violence begets violence. Babies are not born biting people. Why do they start? Because they are not able to communicate what their needs are. Lazy parents do not teach their children to communicate, and what kindness is. They need to get up off their fat butts and teach them what they need to know to get through life without violence. I have read the "opinions" of those parents who bite their own children and feel they have not been educated to meet the needs of children. I majoredb in Early Childhood Education, and I know that is not a method being taught. It is just wrong!!!!

  206. Rena Gary Plaatsman

    Please don't fire the woman, just discipline her. I think she had good intentions to try to teach the biter a lesson, but probably shouldn't have done that since it wasn't her child. I do think that the nasty little biter should have been removed from the daycare until he stopped his biting. I had a problem with another child biting my child in daycare…it really pissed me off. I wonder if this was a one time bite or if this kid does this on a regular basis with the other kids and the woman was desperate to stop this problem.

  207. Kathe Mallery

    Miaa, I never bit because I was educated, my children NEVER bit because they were educated. You teach them by explaining how their ACTIONS will hurt others. No one did it for me. I could not use a daycare or babysitters because I had to tube feed my son , and would not trust anyone to do it properly. I didn't work outside my home untill my son passed away at age 7. I went back to college ,and became an educator. My daughter did very well in school and has three daughters of her own. All in college!!! They were never biters either.

  208. Melissa Henry

    I agree, first of all you don't know if she had TB or something else., but beside that I don't think that's right.. My kids where in daycare for a short time and if they hit or bit my child or cause any harm I would sue the heck out of that day care and go after who Hurt my child…

  209. Kathe Mallery

    @ Ron, there are a lot of idiots on here who think that is the way to "Teach" them. IMO that is not teaching, it is just reacting in a juvinile way. Are you with me?

  210. Stephanie Sanford

    I'm a full-time nanny, and I've been working in childcare since I was a teenager. I know a thing or two about kids and discipline. What that crazy woman did was just plain wrong and disgusting

  211. Kathe Mallery

    Stephanie Sanford @ Stephanie, I couldn't agree with you more. Something I have noticed is that the Pro bite your kids to teach ,are also the ones who use terms like wit, u, r, text speak. They can't spell nor use proper grammer. Does that tell you anything? I looked at one profile of one who was quite offended about being told it was wrong to bite your own child, and she was from Texas. I wonder if that has anything to do with it? It may be a cultural THING.

  212. Stephanie Sanford

    A grown woman should know better than to bite somebody else's kid

  213. Stephanie Sanford

    Eh. Wonder what part of Texas she was from…hehehe. I'm from Texas, born and raised, and I don't talk like that. Guess some of us had parents that actually taught us abour grammar and manners

  214. Nicki Fitzgerald

    Sorry about the typing mistakes my phone has a attitude today

  215. Jennifer Bamberger

    Stephanie Sanford obviously does not have not has ever taken care of small children. If she had, she wouldn't be such a sanctimonious, arrogant know-it-all.

  216. Kathe Mallery

    @ Jim, so good to read a rational opinion!! Kudos to Stephanie as well!

  217. Kathe Mallery

    @ Jim, so good to read a rational opinion!! Kudos to Stephanie as well!

  218. Stephanie Sanford

    Jennifer, shut the hell up. I've been working in childcare since I was 14, and I'm a full-time nanny. I'm pretty sure I know what the hell I'm talking about. Name-calling doesn't make you look good, by the way

  219. Stephanie Sanford

    Jennifer, shut the hell up. I've been working in childcare since I was 14, and I'm a full-time nanny. I'm pretty sure I know what the hell I'm talking about. Name-calling doesn't make you look good, by the way

  220. Stephanie Sanford

    Also, if you're going to insult someone, you might want to try not stuttering

  221. Stephanie Sanford

    Also, if you're going to insult someone, you might want to try not stuttering

  222. Kathe Mallery

    @ Stephanie, I wish I could like your post a thousand times!!!

  223. Kathe Mallery

    @ Stephanie, I wish I could like your post a thousand times!!!

  224. Carrie Harrison

    An "inside voice" is taught to our kids in pre-school these days.

  225. Carrie Harrison

    An "inside voice" is taught to our kids in pre-school these days.

  226. Stephanie Sanford

    Deb, I misread what you meant. I agree with your logic too

  227. Stephanie Sanford

    Deb, I misread what you meant. I agree with your logic too

  228. Lisa Weber

    An administrative assistant is a secretary. She usually isn't with the kids. They usually don't havre any education in child care. And if anyone thinks some grown as woman who could have hepatitis or HIV is ok to bite a child, you are just stupid. If any bitch, it MY child, she had better watch out. And believe me, I don't believe in coddling kids, I'd be a pretty strict parent.

  229. Kathe Mallery

    She committed a CRIME, assault is a crime. She needs Jail and to be fired! Most daycares are licensed and if this woman is not let go, the day care will lose its license. Of course the State should look into their hiring practices, to see if this woman met the criteria. I thought I read she was a Sunday School teacher. I would hate to attend her church, she is a poor example of Jesus-like behavior!!!

  230. Kathe Mallery

    She committed a CRIME, assault is a crime. She needs Jail and to be fired! Most daycares are licensed and if this woman is not let go, the day care will lose its license. Of course the State should look into their hiring practices, to see if this woman met the criteria. I thought I read she was a Sunday School teacher. I would hate to attend her church, she is a poor example of Jesus-like behavior!!!

  231. Kathe Mallery

    I wonder about her dental hygene. I wonder if all of her immunizations are up to date ? She could have Herpes, HepC, many other disgusting things. Aids can be transmitted that way through saliva. If I were that parent, I would insist this woman be tested for allthose and more. Her child should get a tetnus shot for sure, and possibly be put on anti-virals.!!!!!

  232. Kathe Mallery

    Stephanie, I am shocked by the number of moms who say that their kids are biters, I have never heard of so many kids like that. Is this just happening in certain parts of the country or what? As a Nanny , have you come across many biters? As a teacher, I have only come across one, and he bit me because he was afraid his mom would leave(separation anxiaty) and he had Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. This had a huge affect on his behavior. I am wondering if kids who are biting are the product of drugs or Alcohol?

  233. Kathe Mallery

    I hope this woman gets to have a police record, and can NEVER be hired in another child care agency!!!

  234. Angela Hemphill

    Holy crap!! Is Cathy high?? You are the most ignorant person commenting in this entire feed!!! I wouldn't let you near my kids with a ten-foot pole! Your abusive and sick!!

  235. Carolyn J. Folsom

    Stephanie Sanford we had a kid in our neighborhood growing up. One day while in our yard he walked up to my dad and bit my dad .. HARD. My father was totally fed up with this kid as the entire neighborhood had complained to Mark's mom for years and she did nothing to stop or punish him. So my dad took matters into his own hands and bit the brat back. Mark's mother was FURIOUS and my dad told her "too bad". He said that either Mark quit biting or he was no longer allowed at our home or to play with any of us and if he should bite any of us kids again, we were being given permission to protect ourselves any way possible. Needless to say the biting stopped that day and trust me, all the kids and parents in the neighborhood were grateful that someone finslly stood up to this brat and his mother. It's people like you who want to SUE EVERYONE and when your kid(s) end up in prison you're going to be standing there stratching your butt wondering what went wrong.

  236. Kathe Mallery

    Cheryl Ann Heislar Thompson , Betty does not sound stupid at all. She is simply stating that most children do not behave that way and can understand if spoken to in a developmentally appropriate manner. Give children some credit, or do only dumb children bite. I have Never heard of so many kids who bite! What part of the country is this happening most in? It would be worth researching. I have also never heard of so many mommies who bite their own babies and call it teaching. It is just reacting, not teaching. It teaches them to fear. Is this a local thing, or a cultural thing? BE interesting to find out. For the record, I live on the West Coast, I have never bitten my children, my children have never bitten anyone, and have seen it once in my 17 years with Kindergartners.

  237. Jenna Chestine

    Just a personal FYI…if I ever have a kid & they bite you, Aunty Jenny best bite back that lil fucker back, cuz I'm sure he deserved it. lol But a daycare worker?? wow.

  238. Jenny Ramirez

    Doesn't matter what a kid does. Their is always a better way than putting hands on a defenseless child. I say let the BITCH rot in jail.

  239. Stephanie Sanford

    Carolyn, maybe some nasty old lady should bite one of your kids. Then you can come and tell me about acceptable discipline. Until then, STFU

  240. Stephanie Sanford

    And did you just tell me your dad fucking bit a kid? Wow…let's just hope he'd gotten his shots. You people are animals

  241. Stephanie Sanford

    You do have a point, but I think you're missing what happened. A 56-year-old woman bit and injured a 5-year-old boy. Tell me, how would you feel if that was your son? I'm guessing you'd be quite pissed off and not trying to justify it at all

  242. Stephanie Sanford

    All I know is, if that had happened to my kid, I'd knock that bitch's freaking teeth out. See her try to bite someone then

  243. Stephanie Sanford

    Actually, I've come across quite a few. Suffice it to say, biting back was never considered an acceptable form of discipline. I just cannot understand how anybody could condone something like that. Don't get me wrong, I think kids should be punished when they do something wrong…but there is such a thing as cruel and unusual punishment

  244. Judy Weisgerber Miller

    I work in a daycare….we use redirection. I agree biting is wrong and I broke my son from biting by biting him back and it worked however if I would bite a child at work I would no longer have a job…we are under state guidelines and it just would not be tolerated.

  245. Marie Elena Peña

    I certainly wouldn't be okay with someone biting my child but I have also enforced discipline since my children were very young. My girls never bit but my youngest used to hit and so I hit her back, not hard mind you but a light tap so she could see it didn't feel good, I then asked her if it felt good and she said no and so I told her then don't do it to your sister. My mom did the same thing when we were kids. Since my girls were 1 and able to stand on their own I have enforced time out. I have a chart and I give them 3 chances to change their attitude and then they go to the corner. My 6 year old for 6 minutes and my 3 year old for 3 minutes. But it only took the one time that my youngest hit her sister and she got hit back for her to change her behavior now if she hurts her sister all I have to do is ask her (usually her sister is crying) do you think your sister feels good and she will say no and then I will ask her so do you think you should have (whatever she did to hurt her sister) and she will say no and then I tell her not to do it again and to apologize and that the next time she does it I will send her straight to the corner. This usually stops the behavior. I don't spank my kids but I've never had to because again I've enforced discipline since they were very young. I started the chart when my oldest was 3. The chart has magnets with their pictures on them. My youngest was just a year but I put her picture up on the chart too because I didn't want my oldest to feel singled out.

  246. Marie Elena Peña

    I certainly wouldn't be okay with someone biting my child but I have also enforced discipline since my children were very young. My girls never bit but my youngest used to hit and so I hit her back, not hard mind you but a light tap so she could see it didn't feel good, I then asked her if it felt good and she said no and so I told her then don't do it to your sister. My mom did the same thing when we were kids. Since my girls were 1 and able to stand on their own I have enforced time out. I have a chart and I give them 3 chances to change their attitude and then they go to the corner. My 6 year old for 6 minutes and my 3 year old for 3 minutes. But it only took the one time that my youngest hit her sister and she got hit back for her to change her behavior now if she hurts her sister all I have to do is ask her (usually her sister is crying) do you think your sister feels good and she will say no and then I will ask her so do you think you should have (whatever she did to hurt her sister) and she will say no and then I tell her not to do it again and to apologize and that the next time she does it I will send her straight to the corner. This usually stops the behavior. I don't spank my kids but I've never had to because again I've enforced discipline since they were very young. I started the chart when my oldest was 3. The chart has magnets with their pictures on them. My youngest was just a year but I put her picture up on the chart too because I didn't want my oldest to feel singled out.

  247. Janet Eades

    As a 4 year old teacher I would say yes, fire her. We are the adults and if we can not control our actions how can we teach our children to control theirs.

  248. Janet Eades

    As a 4 year old teacher I would say yes, fire her. We are the adults and if we can not control our actions how can we teach our children to control theirs.

  249. Danny Levitin

    Even though this wasn't the greatest idea for the woman to do, I understand what she was trying to do. Some kids have been taught no Discipline at home and need more drastic teachings. Bad choice of discipline but I understand. Poor woman.

  250. Gail Gahagan-Jezik

    I wouldn't let someone bite my kid, I think she should be fired!

  251. Beth Flavin

    TES she not only should be fired but she should be required to turn in her license to work with children! She should also have to write a letter of apology to the child/family of who she wronged!
    Shame on you lady!!!

  252. Shokara Challenger

    Whoa I see stars when another kid hurts my kids! I can't kick that kids ass but a adult! She knew better, she could've suspended him until his parents taught him better!

  253. Laura Yepthatsme

    She should most definitely be fired! It's not about the fact that she was trying to teach a lesson, it's the fact that she left a mark and the thought of her putting her mouth on another person is just terrible! She could have any infection that is unknown or the boy could, therefore spreading it! It is unsafe to bite another person whether the person be young or old. I am a parent of 4 kids and if a teacher were to bite any of my children, you bet I would be fighting tooth and nail to have her fired and put in jail. Parents can teach kids not to bite 1000 times but sometimes kids make mistakes, it doesn't mean the parent didn't teach them properly. It just means they are human just like the rest of us! Clearly that lady wasn't taught not to bite by her parents if that was the case than.

  254. Lori Yonak

    Yeah, its not so much the punishment that bothers me. It just wasn't her place to do so. Besides, I wouldn't want THAT woman putting her mouth anywhere near one of my kids. In the end, we as parents are the ones responsible for producing well-adjusted adults, not day care providers. If the parents aren't teaching it, guess what? Still not her place to do so. Were it a continuing problem, suspend him from the day care. That usually gets a parent's attention. If you go so far as to bite a child that's not your own just to teach a lesson, you're taking your job wayyyy too seriously, in that creepy, semi-psychotic kind of way.

  255. Janie Johnson

    Hell nooooo i did this with all my kids and it freaking works .if you dont stop it .it just gets worse.I praise her .and bust that ass to .that would help with all the yelling.

  256. Sandra Lanzendorfer

    Clarence Connoer, I absolutely love your story. I remember gettin a good "spanking" – if you can call it that – when I did something disrespectful or made a bad choice. I had wonderful parents and I DID RESPECT them. Thank you for sharing!

  257. Donna Dean

    In todays world nothing is ok. Lets.bring up brats and its ok for kids to do what ever. No she should not have bitten However your child would be kicked out of my daycare.

  258. Karen Strobel Sabo

    Stephanie Sanford if my kid was running around biting others I would definitely allow it how about we arrest the kid for assaulting the other child – since his parents are not able to control is bad behavior – where is your outrage for the child HE ASSAULTED?

  259. Karen Strobel Sabo

    Stephanie Sanford where is your outrage for the child he assaulted – YOU are part of the problem if you can't stay home DO not have the kids

  260. Karen Strobel Sabo

    Peggy Sue Barnes Where is your outrage for the child he bit?

  261. Karen Strobel Sabo

    I hope the parents of the child he bit have him arrested for assault and that they sue his parents – that would be awesome!

  262. Karen Strobel Sabo

    I hope the boy gets arrested and the kid he assaulted sues his parents? WTF he isn't the victim here if he had not assaulted another child we would not be having this conversation ….

  263. Claudia Mehler

    damn she looks scary…she needs her teeth knocked out!

  264. Heather Locke

    There are so many germs in the human mouth! Children are more susceptible to getting infections and diseases than an adult. Who knows what this woman is carrying? It's deeper than just attempting to teach a lesson. The lesson should be that there are other alternatives than solving a problem by inflicting pain. Anger management starts at an early age. The child is five. He/she already must know that biting hurts; that why the child bit in the first place! As a care provider for young children, it was her duty to give the best care and teaching anyone can. That's what she was getting paid to do.

  265. Heather Locke

    Simple-minded b*tch! She should be fired and no longer allowed around children. She don't look clean; as if looks matters!

  266. Angie Mehler Paynter

    You assume a lot. By calling parents fat and lazy and insulting them you want to teach what they need to do. Maybe you need to go back to school. Parents won't listen after that. I raised three kids, never biters, and I don't agree with biting. But I also don't believe in being ignorant and assuming someone must be just fat or lazy. As you may have learned in all your classes parents may be biting their children because that is how they were taught. Not because they are lazy. Go back to school

  267. Jennifer L Brzana

    I'm wondering how many times this kid has bit all the other kids at school before this teacher showed him what it felt like to get bitten himself? Has anyone considered this was probably not the first incident of this child biting someone. I'm sure that the teacher has had a problem with this kid before and all of the steps of time outs, privledges revoked , and talking to the parents were taken before she showed him what it felt like to get bit especially with the number of years she's been working with children. If it was my kid I would have stopped it right away by showing them what it felt like to get bit but apparently these parents don't know how to discipline their own child and show him it is not right to bite ever.

  268. Donna Graff

    wth i haver un my daycare for 17yrs and that is NOT the way to teach a child about biting…he shouldnt be biting at 5yrs old but this should have been brought to the parents of BOTH children.

  269. Angie Mehler Paynter

    There's Kathy again. Judging. Wow. Big surprise. The only one who would have convinced me that biting was not ok if I was on the other side is Ron. He doesn't insult. And he presents his knowledge and that's it. You need to keep telling people your degree. You must have a lonely life

  270. Angie Mehler Paynter

    Please don't Kathy. I am tired of reading about your classes. You stalk people on Facebook and have the right to judge others. Please just shut up.

  271. Tina Pace

    while I don't think she should be fired… I do not think she was in the right by biting the child…. that is something that should have been left up to the parents to decide… some children need to know that it hurts and it is not okay… I was a biter and it was not until my mother bit me that I understood how much it hurt to get bit.

  272. Pearline Cable Paul

    I do understand that it is very difficult to teach a child not to bite. But NEVER should an adult inflict an injury on a child, for any reason.

  273. Michelle Quesenberry-Nicholas

    Yes I admit that I have done this with my children (once is all that it took). But let someone else try this with my child and you would see a new kind of crazy.

  274. Christina Bradshaw

    Fire her! If someone bit my daughter, I would be in jail because I'd kill them. There are others ways to discipline! Two wrongs will never make a right. I say she needs her Ass kicked!!!!!

  275. Jenny Jenn

    Gary Frank I agree with you Gary. Although I believe that teachers are out of options when it comes to disciplining children because parents do not know how to raise kids. My daughter was bit when she was two years old and I told the worker I would remove her from her care if it kept happening. My daughter wouldn't cry so she would have to watch closely to see which child was doing it. When she found out it was her own son she felt terrible and immediately told me. The child bit her and she felt exactly what my daughter felt when her son would do this. She bit her son back and the behavior stopped. She felt bad because she had other children under her care and did not know how long her son was doing this and to how many children. Daycares are not what they used to be. You can't even look at a kid wrong because everyone is quick to act like you are doing something wrong when in reality is the parents that are lazy and don't want to discipline their kids. Great post!

  276. Jenny Jenn

    I agree Peggy. That would put the responsibility on the parents to deal with that behavior. They would have to correct it before the child would be allowed back.

  277. Deborah Hoff

    Corporal punishment has been outlawed, so it's a no brainer.

  278. Lena Marie Donis

    Stephanie Sanford, "fire her nasty ass"? Such an intelligent response, not to mention the other obscenities you've used so far (and you're a nanny?). I read the comments to see what everyone's difference of opinion is on matters such as this one. All I see are your replies to every few posts blasted all over. Just shut up already. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, you don't have to tell every single person that you disagree with that you think they're insane or idiotic.

    This woman chose the wrong path possibly, but only if she actually left a mark on the child. The Police reported that she did, so I guess that would make it a very bad decision. What about the other kid that was bitten by the one in this article though? Shouldn't their family be allowed to press charges against his family for sending him to daycare in the first place, knowing that it could put other children in possible danger? I think instead they should be forced to drop their charges against this woman and the parents should be forced to take parenting classes; since they are obviously failing to teach their child to respect others from home. Do I think this woman should be fired? No, but suspended without pay for a few weeks. Neither she or the child will be biting anyone ever again anyway.

  279. Stephanie Sanford

    Really? Maybe it should be your kid that she bit, then we'll see if you're still defending her crazy ass

  280. Faith Stawecki

    I'd have bite him back too. Parents nowadays do NOT discipline their kids. I did mine. It took but one bite back & it ceased. Parents think time out works, sometimes it does on non-hurting wrongs, but if a kid bites he never knows the pain caused if he gets a "time-out". Bring back the days when children were disciplined….can guarantee kids wouldn't be labeled ADHD so quick.

  281. Stephanie Sanford

    True. But I'm pretty sure you wouldn't bite someone else's kid. She was 100% wrong for doing that

  282. Stephanie Sanford

    Um, yes she should! Would you like it if some crazy person bit YOUR kid?

  283. Shirley Robinson

    And why would you say she is weird, do you not like the looks of her…

  284. Shirley Robinson

    To those who have not sinned cast the first stone…

  285. Lynn Trexler

    I bit my daughter once, right after she bit me. It wasn't hard, didn't leave a mark, but she never bit me or anyone else again. I'm undecided on this one.

  286. Johnna Oates

    @Cassandra, it doesn't matter how much you brush, your mouth is still full of bacteria and it's nasty to bite people period. Looking at this mugshot, grooming isn't a priority for this woman anyway.

  287. Sheila Hoag

    If she'd have bitten MY child, I'd be in jail for beating her. Suppose she has a disease? Suppose this isn't the first time? Seriously.

  288. Johnna Oates

    Ron, you are speaking rationally and with basic common sense. The people who think that biting a kid is a good form of discipline lack both. It will fall on deaf ears.

    PS: I'm from Texas and I can tell you I'm not a fan of text speak.

  289. Johnna Oates

    My child at 18 months was a biter. You know what I did? I avoided biting my child. I instead redirected her and actually watched her so she never bit another kid, and she didn't. It took all of two attempted instances to correct the behavior. I just put forth the effort to raise my kid. Sometimes putting forth effort to correct bad behavior works.

  290. Johnna Oates

    Cathy it scares me you babysit anyone. If that is the type of discipline you instill in your own children, what do you do to other kids?

  291. Stephanie Sanford

    Why is she weird, you ask? Uh, maybe the fact that she thinks it's okay to go around chomping on other people's kids?

  292. Stephanie Sanford

    Shirley, let some creep bite your kid then come and tell me if you're still quoting Scripture

  293. Stephanie Sanford

    Yes. There were much better ways to handle the situation than what she did. Who the hell bites someone else's kid? That's just wrong

  294. Stephanie Sanford

    Would you wan her fired if it was your kid that she bit? I bet you would

  295. Stephanie Sanford

    Don't judge me. I care for my 3-month-old niece and 3-year-old nephew full-time. And I can assure you, my sister would kill me if I bit one of her kids. Ad yes, I meant NASTY. That's what you call someone who goes around chomping on other people's children like some kind of rabid animal. Before you point fingers, make sure your hands are clean

  296. Stephanie Sanford

    And what is this "opinion" nonsense? Wrong is wrong, there is no "opinion" about it. Maybe you wouldn't be so quick to defend this woman if it was your kid that she bit

  297. Stephanie Sanford

    Why not? I don't believe I'm wrong in saying that no sane person in their right mind would actually give some stranger permission to bite their kids

  298. Stephanie Sanford

    Not to mention, who do you think you are to tell someone else what to do? I'll say whatever and as much as I dang well please. If you don't like it, don't read it

  299. Stephanie Sanford

    She just openly announced that she bites other people's kids. I'm surprised no one has called the cops on her or pressed charges yet

  300. Laura Elaine Cameron

    I can see where a lot of you are coming from: yes, giving the kid a taste of his own medicine is no doubt a very effective way to teach him not to bite. But there are possible serious medical ramifications that you have to keep in mind. Your mouth is full of bacteria that should never end up in the bloodstream. When my brother was in grade school, he accidentally smacked another kid in the mouth during a game of football; the other kid had braces, and they broke the skin on my brother's wrist. Very minor cut, not even a quarter-inch long, but my brother ended up with blood poisoning and had to be taken to the hospital.

    It only takes one pound of pressure to break skin, and only a few bacteria to cause a serious infection. If the kid had ended up with an infection from the woman's bite, I'm sure most of you would be singing a very different tune.

  301. Jason Sherrick

    Not everyone has the luxury of sitting around in their garage doing woodworking for a living. Some parents HAVE to work to survive, and that means daycare. I don't understand what kind of a sheltered existence some people must live to not understand this.

  302. Shawna Ajdini-Leahan

    Cathy Mills you should not be allowed around any children EVER! What kind of discusting filthy animal are you to bite OTHER PEOPLES KIDS??? Seriously?

  303. Jenny Jenn

    Lena I agree with you all the way. If my child was acting up in daycare I would not personally agree with someone biting her but if she needed discipline while I am at work I would want her to be disciplined. You made great points in your argument about everyone being entitled to their opinion. As parents we have to be realistic about our kids and stop covering up for them. If we can't teach our children properly we can't expect others to do so. I am old school too and I believe that some children need more drastic discipline method than others. A daycare environment is a lot different than being in a house with just one or two children.

  304. Jenny Jenn

    I agree Faith. I am old school and will continue to be. I don't make excuses for my kids bad behavior. If you do the crime then you serve the time and you won't get any sympathy for me.

  305. Michael Beyer

    You sure that's a woman? Looks like Neal Young to me! LOL

  306. Stephanie Sanford

    So you'd bite someone else's kid? Try it and see how well that works out for you

  307. Anonymous

    well its obvious who the paid poster is. *COUGHstephaniesanfordCOUGH*

  308. Patrick Brochu

    It doesn't matter that the little boy was biting other kids, the only people who should punish him are his parents. I think that Mrs. Mullins should be fired. How would the people on this forum who supported her feel if a teacher smacked their children?

  309. Kurt Slava

    I can't believe that there morons who think that biting a child is how to teach them not to bite.

  310. Melinda Ann Crowell

    My daughter was a biter but her daycare never bit her back they would file and accident report call me and tell me and I would handle it now if they would have bit my daughter to teach her a lesson they would have got they would have beat and then cops would have been called this lady needs to be fired and not allowed to work with or near kids again

  311. Jon Wright

    Let me say this…if sghe woulda bit my daughter…she wouldnt have to wait for court for her judgement…its not her place to put her hands or any body part for that matter on any child but her own!…any idiot that believes this is ok is obviously a piss poor excuse of a parent themselves….

  312. Jon Wright

    She should have every tooth pulled one by one with a pair of pliers….

  313. Patty McPhee Weaver

    This woman should not be in a position where she is alone with children. I can't decide if she simply has no common sense or is an idiot. You don't tell a child not to do something and then do that to him. That is totally counterintuitive.

  314. Donna DeMuro

    She should have never bitten that kid. Tell his mother/father when he got picked up and let them deal with it. No matter how you look at the situation, she asaulted that little brat, and I think she should be brought up on charges. Fired? Possibly because you don't know if she'll do it again. If I was the kid's mother, he'd be lucky if I didn't knock every single tooth down his throat, and I probably would have bitten him-not hard-on his arm to teach him a lesson. This kid's parents should be brought up on assault charges for not teaching that kid right from wrong. By that age they should know better.

  315. Terry Aikins

    NO! Stephanie Sanford you are the problem. it's narrow minded people like you that has helped the country get to the place it is now….

  316. Angie Mehler Paynter

    Not you Stephanie. I enjoy your posts. I am talking about Kathy. You post away. Kathy can shut up. Even though I agree with both of you that biting is wrong and should not be done. She insults people who think the same way. No boundaries.

  317. Angie Mehler Paynter

    Ouch. Stephanie you people need to get over it. Note hint of sarcasm in my text. I don't think I would ever get over someone biting my child. This is not ok in any kind of setting. I understand that this was taught to you as a form of discipline. But it is truly not discipline. Violence should not be met with violence. You could have a different reaction. Like well of mom did it then it must be ok. Wouldn't that be terrible.

  318. Angie Mehler Paynter

    She assaulted a kid. Of coarse she was arrested. Maybe as punishment she should be bitten by a big ugly cop in jail. No. Because that would be wrong. And against the law.

  319. Angie Mehler Paynter

    Jason. I have really enjoyed all your posts. You post very logical responses and good insight. I agree with everything you are saying. I am a working mom and would hope that the people I trust to watch my kids know the proper way to discipline. And because I work I am not lazy but need to put food on the table. My kids were never biters but if they were biting them back would have never been an option for me.

  320. Angie Mehler Paynter

    Well said. It seems pretty. I never had a biter but I couldn't imagine thinking that biting them back could or would ever be an option. Biting is just wrong. As for the original boy who got bitten, I hope the day care had workers there who would know how to handle the situation in a similar fashion.

  321. Tina Brimlow

    I think the woman should be arrested. You don't teach a child a lesson by doing what they just did. Especially if they are not yours. What if this woman had AIDS/HIV and it transferred to the child? Or what if the child had AIDS/HIV and because the woman broke the skin and blood came out? What then? Think before you do something.

  322. Faith Stawecki

    Lil bast**d bites me, either mommy should muzzle the brat or I WILL bite back. This is the exact reason kids act the way they do….parents don't discipline & they THINK everybody will take their s**t.

  323. Keri Swanson

    I heard of a Child Biting a dog's tail cause the dog bit her…lol …but never a grown up biting a child…

  324. Spex Imen

    Pfft. If someone bites you, it's only natural that they expect to be bitten back. If it was my kid, they'd already know better than to bite others.