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Harmless Habit or Cause for Concern: Wisdom and Tips from Dr. Andy Barnes

Barnes,Andrew_hsCountless 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? Is there a more acceptable behavior that might serve the same purpose? What ideas did you get from this week’s Mom Enough show about how to understand and respond to your child’s habit? Post a comment below!

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