Nail Biting Prevention

Do you want to avoid biting your nails?  If you are an adult and you haven’t started biting your nails, chances are you won’t in the future.  However nail biting prevention can be of great importance when it comes to help other people.

The first step is to remain vigilant of what we do.  If we find ourselves or someone starting to bite their nails, it is good to bring awareness to the issue.  When it reaches the subconscious level of the mind, it will be much harder to treat.  However don’t look down or punish the habit, if you do this you will probably end up reinforcing it rather than making it vanish.  Instead try to deal with the stress levels in a different – and constructive – way.

Trim the nails very short.  This is pretty simple advice: what will you bite when you don’t have anything to bite?  Trimming the nails short is a great prevention tips for parents who don’t want their children to fall into this habit.

Other way to prevent nail biting is the use of nail polish.  Nail polish will make nails harder to chew, and when they become harder to bite, they help bringing the behavior into consciousness.  Many people have had success with this kind of prevention.

In the end, always remember to tackle unwanted behavior since you first start noticing it. The more it stays in your mind, the harder to quit, or even be aware of it.