Need help getting my 8yr old to quit picking her nose!

Jessica - posted on 07/06/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have 3 girls ages 10,8,&2 my middle child ALWAYS has her finger up her nose?? No clue, my oldest has no problem, but she is teaching my youngest to do it!!! HELP!

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Angie - posted on 07/06/2010

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My 9 year old like to keep her fingers in her mouth. We started a "game" in our housoe. Every time any of us sees her with her hands in or near her mout, we say "hands". It's her cue to stop. It seems to be working. For the first time in a couple of years, I had to cut her fingernails last night. She was so proud. Try the same thing. Every time you catch her with her fingers in or near her nose use a code word that she can pick to let make her aware of what she's doing.

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Debbie - posted on 07/07/2010

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Mine is 5 and he's constantly picking, or putting things in his mouth. It drives me nuts. Ive tried the "hands" thing, Ive tried asking him if he wants ugly gramma hands because my mom chews her hands til they bleed. I have put garlic powder cuz it tastes bad and that didnt stop it. I think when he gets to school and he's being teased for having his fingers in his nose or another adult tells him to stop it will help, but then what do I know lol sorry

Anaelisa - posted on 07/06/2010

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Good luck!

I have no advice for you, sorry, but I think Angie is on to something. Make a game out of it.

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