My son has been bitten twice at his daycare school in the last 2 months by 2 different toddler boys. The first time it was because J (my son) had a toy the other kid wanted, the kid bit J on the arm and left a severe mark. The second time it was because J was "in the way" of the other kid, so the kid reached out and bit my son on the shoulder. Both times J didn't react with violence, instead he waited until the other kids were done biting him and then he got upset and started crying.
Now, in the last 2 weeks J has gone and bitten 2 fellow toddlers. The first time it was because he wanted a toy the other kid had and this last time, today actually, the teachers don't know what provoked him but it wasn't due to a toy. J's momma and I (partners) and his dad agree that this is likely a learned behavior for him, as he's never really been prone to biting other kids or adults. After he was bitten twice at school, he tried biting me a couple of times but aside from that - nothing. Any advice on how to handle this in teaching him that biting is not ok? I appreciate any input.
Also - daycare has an adequate policy of how they handle these situations. J's momma G and I also want to teach him that he needs to apologize to whomever he hurts because he needs to understand it's not ok and he needs to learn to be held accountable.