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Posted by Nina Morsli on April 04, 2003 at 07:16:09:

Dear Walt,

I am married with 3 children aged 7, 4, and 2 yrs 6 mths. My husband and I both bite our hand nails especially my husband his hardly got any nails!

All my children bite their nails also and I don't know what to do. I do not want them ending up having practically no nails on thier hands like their father.

What should I do?

Thanks
Nina



Re: BITING NAILS

Posted by Former Nail Biter on April 04, 2003 at 10:48:41:

In Reply to: BITING NAILS posted by Nina Morsli on April 04, 2003 at 07:16:09:

I can totally understand! I used to bite my nailes until they were raw and bleeding. You know what made me quit? I was in a wedding and had my nails done. I had gel nails put on and I have been wearing them for almost 7 years now. My nails are healthier than ever.

My parents tried everything, the bitter nail tasting stuff that you paint on, a rubberband around the wrist, and even slapping my hands away from my face. Nothing worked.

So I don't know how that will help your kids but it may help you. If they see you not biting they may stop.

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Re: BITING NAILS (Archive in nails.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 05, 2003 at 06:30:06:

In Reply to: BITING NAILS posted by Nina Morsli on April 04, 2003 at 07:16:09:

Hi, Nina.

I will tell you the story about how I stopped. I was in high school and our wonderful history teacher frequently tried to teach us little lessons about life during his class. His name was Mr. Burkey--one of the few of my high school teachers names I remember.

He told us of the day he went for his first job interview, just having graduated from college. It was during the depth of the great depression and many teachers were out of work.

There was a whole room of applicants for the job and each one would be asked into THE ROOM in turn. Some came right back out, having been summarily rejected.

When it was his turn, all the interviewer did was ask him to put his hands down flat on the top of the interviewer's desk. The interviewer leaned forward and took a close look at his nails. He said: You are hired."

Mr Burkey was brave enough to say "What about my school record?" The interviewer, said that all of the applicants had good school records but he was the first one whose nails looked like he cared enough about his body to take care of them. All of the previous applicants had either bitten their nails, had not trimmed them or had not cleaned them.

I stopped biting my nails that day!

Listen to "Former".

Hope this helps.

Walt

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