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May 16, 2012
Often ignored, but can lead to major consequences
by: Ren Chats

Thank you NM.

I am sure this will help many children.

Though it is a long answer, do read every word carefully. All facets of the problem need to be understood for effective management.

If you have anymore questions on the subject, post them here as comments, so the link continues.

My best wishes for your son.




Dec 23, 2019
Caused by anxiety
by: Anonymous

Thank you for addressing causes as opposed to the many articles that merely mentioned the possibility of reducing allergies. As a nail biter into my 30s and thumbsucker until I was 17, I can speak to anxiety as a cause. Although most children will not face this extreme challenge, anxiety could still be their trigger. One source you do not list is conflict or tension inside one’s own home such as dealing with alcoholism, abuse or sibling rivalry. The key is to help children find access to resources (not to convince the adults that they are the problem.
Alternate self soothing techniques can be learned. If more people were enlightened as to the nature of the problem then the solution would be more readily available. Thank you for your attention to this topic.

Mar 10, 2020
Anxiety as a cause of Nail Biting
by: Renuka Anup

I am truly grateful for your valuable feedback. Admire your observation and determination to help those who would be searching for the answer to this nagging problem - a social embarrassment.
I have now added some links to the relevant pages.
Unfortunately, you have posted as anonymous, yet my thanks are to you personally.
Thanks a million.
Your suggestions are most welcome. They help me give better information to our readers.

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