My 6 year old has inherited two bad habits, one from me and one from my husband. My husband chewed his nails from the time he was a baby until his mid-teens and even now he's 26 and I still catch him occasionally chewing on a nail. I never bite my nails, my habit was chewing on the skin of my fingers - which was easier to break than my husband's nail biting although I do have tiny scars on my fingers from where I'd chew until the skin broke. Jenna started chewing her nails when she was about 2 years old and recently she's begun to chew the skin on her fingertips and one finger in particular is badly chewed up. I showed her the scars on my fingers, told her about the few times the bites became infected when I was young, but it doesn't even slow her down. I know a lot of people say put extra spicy or gross tasting things on her fingers but I can't do that to the fingers that have open cuts on them.
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