How do you stop nail biting? My daughter is 8 and bites her nails and all the skin around them. I have tried discipline, taking things off her, and nail biter which I put on every day and she still bites them. Her hands look terrible… and now her sister is copying her. I don’t know what else to do. Any suggestions? Thanks so much

Posted by anon, 14/10/13

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  • This sounds a lot like me. I have been biting my nails for as long as I can remember, still do at 42. People think I do it because I’m nervous but I actually enjoy it much to my mothers disgust. Every time she sees my hand going near my mouth she gives me a look, says stop biting, always has instead of leaving me be. I know it isn’t nice but I wouldn’t worry about it too much, she most likely will grow out of it. I tried the nail paint that tastes terrible but I still bit my nails.

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