What to do if a child bites his nails?

David
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Re: What to do if a child bites his nails?

Postby David » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:57 pm

In fact, biting nails - it is very harmful habit that leads to many diseases and adverse effects. When I was little, I often bit my nails, and my mother threatened to spread chilli on my fingers,of course she never did that. She simply told me how much germs I'm sending into my body when biting the nails and how many viruses I can pick up.
I was so afraid and I stopped biting nails. You need to explain properly all this to the child! find a right way! I want to assure you that the kid will understand you if you explain normally. Children sometimes are more clever than adults :o
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Re: What to do if a child bites his nails?

Postby Easton » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:22 pm

yes it is a very big problem and i think that you shall help your child to get rid of this habit. the advice i can give you is to use some of the stuff you use to paint your nails (if is the transparent one that would be better), but not too much, just in the tip of her nails. you can also use some spicy sauce (more organic I think), but first tell her what you are going to do if she keeps doing that. if you bite your nails that reflects anxiety. hope that i have helped you with this problem, good luck.
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Re: What to do if a child bites his nails?

Postby Josh_H » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:37 pm

Uhmm... I do not even know about this probem yet, cause i have too sma kid, but perhaps it is just a habbit and with time it would dissapear? It is like a perio of teens, it is, but with time it gones))) Wait, or you may invent some cripy story about nails, perhaps it will hep)
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Brendon_L
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Re: What to do if a child bites his nails?

Postby Brendon_L » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:20 pm

To be aware that you child is a human being and he can have his own habbits, even if those habbits are not so good. you have to bear it, you know, my friend. or try to do something to make him or her to forget about this bad habbit. although i have no idea what you can make.
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Re: What to do if a child bites his nails?

Postby Just_R » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:13 pm

Brendon_L wrote:To be aware that you child is a human being and he can have his own habbits

Yes, but there are good habits and bad ones. We are human beings, therefore we must be in charge of our habits. If it is going to be vice versa - we will be animals only, nothing higher then that. we must be able to see, monitor and control all the things that we do, and to understand, which of those things we do need, and which are useless. So if you do see the child having some bad habit , do your best to help him to get rid of it. By doing that - you will do a good thing, and help your kid to avoid the struggle with that habit in future, when it will be much more difficult to overcome it.
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Re: What to do if a child bites his nails?

Postby JanisNiv » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:06 pm

it is a habbit and perhaps a bad habbit an i do not really know what to do with it... perhaps you have to speak with a specialists, who knows, what to do, and how to deal this problem.. oh your kid may grow up and eave this habbit himself.. it is like teenage period, you know?
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Re: What to do if a child bites his nails?

Postby florian » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:50 pm

If your son does is bite off the tips of his nails it's not a serious medical problem. The only risk is that, as you say, he might eat dirt from under his nails. This could be a problem if you have young pets, such as puppies or kittens, as they are more likely to excrete infections like toxoplasmosis or toxocariasis in their faeces.
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Re: What to do if a child bites his nails?

Postby Ben_Roar » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:35 pm

florian wrote:he might eat dirt from under his nails. This could be a problem if you have young pets, such as puppies or kittens

that is quite true. so if you will help your kid to get rid of that kind of a habit, you will save yourself from the necessity to go to the doctor in future, with the helmints and all other diseases of the dirty hands, as they call it. there is a standard list of such bad habits, including biting the nails, sucking the thumb, poking fingers into your nose et cetera. I've seen some adults, who's parents were not carrying enough to get rid of those habits in childhood. that does look pretty grouse) So it is better to cut it out as soon as you will see the kid is doing something like that.
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Re: What to do if a child bites his nails?

Postby Miller » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:00 pm

It is necessary to stop to abuse the child because of the habit of biting his nails. Otherwise, nervousness, irritability, anxiety symptoms will only reinforce this habit. The fact that a child bites his nails, should be for you the signal to analyze that he worried that he scared, why he got bored, or maybe he is in the overexcited state - it is important to work on the causes of this habit on their minimization. If the child is old enough, you can use unobtrusive conversation, trying to find out his condition softly. In specialized children's stores or pharmacies, you can find specific remedies for children which physically can help in weaning from the habit (it could be special creams, transparent varnish with a bitter taste).
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Re: What to do if a child bites his nails?

Postby DamonLink » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:36 pm

THere are different technicks of making a child stop it. for example when you see a kid doing it try to discuss the problem in the form of a game, or like telling a fairy tale, where a character usually suffer from this and if he doe not do it, then something good must happen.. play with a kid.

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