My 8 yr old bites her nails. She has tried to stop, but no success so far.
She's not biting because her nails are rough - she has access to fingernail clippers and good quality files. She says she bites her nails when she's bored and when she wants to chew something. I try to keep her busy and not bored, but sometimes that is just unavoidable. And I try to redirect the "wanting to chew" to healthy snacks or even gum. But still, she bites her nails. And I've tried painting her nails so she won't want to bite, and it helps some, but doesn't eliminate it. (Maybe because I don't keep up with it.)
I have purchased the "Thum" stuff. It tastes bad, but not horribly so. I'm thinking of trying painting her nails AND using the Thum stuff. (You put it on their nails 3 times a day.)
Does anyone have any other ideas? Any success stories of how you got your child to stop biting nails?
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