Mom Bites Back – and Gets “Bitten” by Authorities

How do you punish a young child who misbehaves or is aggressive with family members?

This is a question that many families face at one time or another.

And there are many possible answers, lying across the spectrum from appropriate, to inappropriate – and worse.

For one Iowa mother, the ultimate solution to a child who was biting her was: to bite him back.

Local authorities didn’t second her sentiments though.

While examining her boy for an unrelated injury, hospital workers discovered and reported to police an apparently human bite mark on the child’s arm.

Although no charges have been filed at this time, the boy was taken into protective custody by the local child welfare agency.

Read more in this Daily Nonpareil [Council Bluffs, IA] article: Child in protective custody after parent bites.