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Childhood Habits

Common Childhood Habits

The causes of habits remain unknown. Their repetitive nature suggests that they serve a soothing or calming process for the brain. Interestingly, even in adulthood many people cling to some of these self-comforting traits during times of stress: s...

Habits

A habit is a pattern of behavior that's repeated, and the child doing it usually isn't even aware of it. But while kids may be blissfully unaware of a habit, their parents aren't so lucky. And if your little one usually has one hand stuffed in th...

Nail Biting

If nails chewed to the nub are familiar to you, you're not alone. Nail biting or picking is one of the most common childhood habits. An estimated 30% to 60% of kids and teens chew on one or more fingernails. And, occasionally, a child may also bit...

Nose Picking

Nose picking appears to be a habit that, although it usually begins in childhood, may actually linger into adulthood. If you find that hard to believe, consider that a 1995 study of adults found that 91% picked their noses regularly — and about 8%...

Thumb Sicking

Kids' preference for thumbs as the finger to suck is thought to be the result of the thumb coming into contact with the mouth during movements they made an infants. Some kids also suck their fingers, hands, or their entire fists in addition to, or...

Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, occurs in about 15 percent of all children and adolescents while they sleep. No one knows for sure what causes it. According to one theory, it’s simply a nervous habit caused by anxiety; another suggests that grinding r...

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Childhood Habits

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