biting stage


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biting stage

n.
The second stage of the oral phase of psychosexual development, from approximately 8 to 18 months of age, during which a child may express hostility by biting, spitting, or chewing on objects.
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I remember my daughter going through a biting stage - but she was two-and-a-half years old and grew out of it quickly after learning it was wrong.
When Low the Younger was going through the toddler biting stage I should have opted for the video camera instead of the naughty step.
6&7 ON SCREEN Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and John C Reilly star in the film version of Yasmina Reza's biting stage comedy Carnage 8&9 FOOD Be the envy of all your friends by winning dinner, bed and breakfast for two at the Michelin-starred Tyddyn Lan.
Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, right, Christoph Waltz and John C Reilly star in the film version of Yasmina Reza''s biting stage comedy CARNAGE.