How can we make children overcome this habit?Some children, below the age of eight, are often seen biting their nails. This is more of a mannerism and a regular habit in most of the children. No amount of pleading from parents can help.
The children are very happy doing this on a regular basis. Very recently, I saw some three children do this in a marriage and their parents were constantly trying to tell them to stop doing so. They were not able to do it at all. The two boys and one girl were running around everywhere, but when seated on a chair, they were doing nothing but biting their nails.
Why does this happen with some children? Are there some psychological reasons behind such behavior? One of the parents did ask me this question, answer to which, I do not know.