Nail Bitings

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Stop Nail Biting by Discussing the Problem

Posted by Suhash Bhatta on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, In : Bite Habits 

If you notice that you child has suddenly begun biting their nails you should sit down and have a non threatening talk with them.  Don’t yell at them forStop Nail Biting developing this habit.  Yelling will only make matters worse if the cause for their nail biting is anxiety. Ask them how things are going at school or with their friends.  Ask if there is anything new going on that they would like to talk about.  Are they feeling overwhelmed by a new class?  If you find that things are relatively stress ...

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Understand the Causes to Stop Nail Biting

Posted by Suhash Bhatta on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, In : Biting Stop 

Stop Nail BitingNail biting is a more common problem than most people realize.  It is so common, in fact, that it has its own medical terminology.  Nail biting is called onychophagia.   This bad habit is more common in children than it is in adults.  Nearly fifty percent of children between the ages of ten and eighteen admit to biting their nails.  It is important to arm children with the tools necessary to stop nail biting.  M...

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