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Does your child have a habit that drives you up the wall?

Tune in this week’s Mom Enough show to get the scoop on how to respond to nail-biting, nose-picking and other common but annoying habits.


Countless children (and adults, for that matter!) are habitual nail-biters, hair-twisters, thumb-suckers or nose-pickers. When might those behaviors be cause for concern? Even if they are apparently harmless habits, are there reasons to try to put an end to them? University of Minnesota pediatrician Dr. Andy Barnes brings reassurance and practical advice to this week’s lively chat with Marti & Erin!


Does your child have a habit you’d like to bring to a stop? What purpose do you think that behavior serves for your child? Please share your thoughts in our REPLY space below!


Note: You also will want to stay tuned through the end of the show for Relationships that Nurture, a brief monthly feature brought to you by St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development. This month’s segment addresses what you can do to ease your child’s separation anxiety.


For St. David’s Center’s Separation Anxiety tip sheet, click here.

For other useful information found on our Resources page, click here.

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