Nail biting is common not only in children but also in adults. It is important to understand the underlying reasons behind this habit.
About 30-60% of elementary school students bite their nails at some point. Although it is an annoying habit, nail-biting in kids doesn’t mean any serious health issue.
Ways to combat child's nail biting habit:
Self esteem or self confidence plays a huge role in an individual's life. Encouraging a child's confidence at the right time can do wonders.
Even your child is aware that hitting is not the right thing. You just need to pin point the problem and solve it.
A child is bound to throw a tantrum because who else if not the child. This does not mean the tantrums can not be tamed.
Intolerance is not the same as possessiveness. It might have underlying reasons.
Discipline teaches your child how to behave and how not to behave in social and routine situations. It also lays the foundation for the kind of adult the child is going to be.
A regular habit or not, thumb sucking can cause problems in a child's speech.
Knowing the interest of your child will help you guide your child better.
It's normal for kids to get cranky but as a parent do not lose the cool.
Sibling rivalry is an age-old problem and get can be addressed easily if done at the right time.
Most kids are possessive by nature. Observe carefully where there possession ends.
Children lie when they feel they actions will not be accepted by their parents. Assure your child that you will be there to support them when things go downhill.
Before assuming that your child is a disobedient child, assess what according to you is disobedience.
Waking up early is always a task but rather than making it a happy start we tend to begin with tantrums.
Every child needs full attention of a parent. So, pause and reflect on your parenting to make sure none of your children feel left out.
All humans are stubborn, more or less. That does not mean you cannot teach your child to put their foot down and patiently listen to what the other person has to say.