Nixing nail biting
I can’t stop biting my nails. I’ve tried bad-tasting polish and rewards. I’ve even spent my allowance on manicures. Nothing works! I want my nails to look nice for my spring dance.
You have the solution right at your fingertips! Really wanting to break this bad habit is the first step to stopping. You already know nail-biting hurts and looks awful, but did you know it can cause skin infections and make you catch more colds because you expose yourself to germs?
Try the following tips from real readers who’ve licked the habit for good. Kellie, 14, bought herself a ring, and she says wearing it keeps her from gnawing her nails. Rosemary, 12, talked to her mom about her anxiety and went to a doctor to find out how to manage it. And Alison, 13, carries a nail file and clippers in her bag at all times and uses them instead of her teeth whenever she’s tempted.
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