My son constantly bites his nails…

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      That’s my first post here and I’m not sure if it’s ADHD, but I’m really concerned about my son and heard that nail biting might be one of the symptoms of ADHD. He is 7 years old and for the past month I’ve been trying to stop him from biting his nails – bitter liquids on nails, nail polish and just lecturing on how bad it is for his health – nothing worked.
      Does anyone here have the same problem?

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      Penny Williams

      It’s common with anxiety and somewhat so with ADHD. It’s one of the body-focused repetitive behaviors.

      Hair Pulling! Skin Picking! Nail Biting! Oh, My!

      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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