Child Psychology and Behaviour

Nail biting habit

Sunil
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Aug 08, 2013

All,   My kid is gonna be 3 next month, she since couple of months does this nail biting. Especially when she is sitting idle or thinking something she does this. Whenever me or my wife see this, we pull her hand out but again it starts after sometime. Any parent experience this and any idea how do i change this habit? Pls help

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Sunil

| Aug 10, 2013

Thank u... even i feel that its because of her boredom.. I will try to engage her always

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Sunil

| Aug 10, 2013

Thank u... even i feel that its because of her boredom.. I will try to engage her always

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Shikha Batra

| Aug 08, 2013

Hi Sunil! Please notice is ur child copying somebody at home/school. Or this cud be response to some tension going on in child's mind. Please talk it out to ur child n discourage her by tell her ill effects of doing so like stomach infection, unaligned teeth and spoiling nails's shape. Or she could be doing so bcos of boredom so it is advisable Please divert child's attention by giving her some work or giving something else in hand. Doing so repeatedly would help her get rid of her this habit. Scolding, punishing wud make her further tense and promoting this habit. hope this works!

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Atul Hasmukhlal Dalal

| Aug 08, 2013

I too have the same problem problem, any solution for this...

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