The Bite Book
About the Book
Raising children is no small feat. There are many challenges and biting can be one of them.
Mimi Soes, who founded and managed a small private school and childcare facility for forty years (infants through gr.5) offers guidance and advice for parents and early childcare educators on “the why and how” to handle the shock, the fear and subsequent drama that occurs when a child lashes out in frustration and bites. While illustrating a biting incident from a teacher’s point of view, Soes leads others through a different perspective that illustrates the challenges a teacher faces before, during and after a child bites, and offers reasons why children bite.
The ‘Bite Book’ offers a seasoned childhood educator’s view on biting children, ways to prevent such behavior, and encouragement for parents and teachers that a little understanding, awareness, cooperation, and patience goes a long way when dealing with problematic behavior in children.
About the Author
Mimi Soes grew up during World War II and immigrated to the United States with her husband (who had escaped from behind the ‘Iron Curtain.’) Her interest in education dates back to as far as she can remember and, as well as her own needs, led to the pioneering especially the early childhood field in Los Angeles, California. She currently resides in Toluca Lake, part of North Hollywood California.