Nail biting is a common habit. It is usually not a serious problem for children. Most children who bite their nails eventually stop the habit, but it may last well into adulthood.
Most children that bite their nails have no problems. In some cases, nail biting may cause:
Some of the reasons children bite their nails include:
Try to ignore nail biting. Pay attention to your child when they are not biting their nails. Praise and encourage your child to motivate him to change. Punishing or shaming a child for nail biting is not helpful.