When is he biting his nails? While watching TV? When a certain peron is around? If it dosn't seem like a stress related coping mechinism, give him a coloring book ( or just paper and crayons or something like thalt)and try not to mention that this habit bothers you. If he's piting his nails while watching TV, turn the tv off and give him/her something else to do. Try those things, see what happens, but try not to make a big thing about it. If you ignore the nail biting perhaps he/she will just stop.
at 10:49 PM on Nov. 1, 2008