Thursday, April 24, 2008

Nail biting pain

The two girls are home today. Eldest, down with the flu bug while, youngest, another very bad bout of tummy ache. Suspect the reason is her unconscious nail biting habit. Started at 6, tried Mentholatum cream to discourage her, during the school holidays, varnished her nails but never did break this habit for long. Admitted to me that she tend to bit her nails when nervous or anxious. Especially in school when the teacher is shouting and screaming in class. This time round, the pain suppression given by the doctor don't seem to be working. Blessing in disguise? I really hope so.


stay-at-home mum said...

Give her 5 cents(or something she really wants) for everyday she doesnt bite her nails. Maybe that can motivate her to stop biting her nails. My son stopped biting his finger nails, but occasionally bites his toe nails now!!

stay-at-home mum said...

PS Hope your girls recover fast!

Iml said...

The reward tactic might just work. Will give it a try. She's in school this morning. Feeling slightly better but still a dull pain.
Eldest still staying in. Full blown influenze with muscle ache and all