Nail biting is a common habit. It is usually not a serious problem for children. Almost half of all teens bite their nails. Most children who bite their nails eventually stop the habit, but it may last well into adulthood.
Most children that bite their nails have no problems. In some cases, nail biting may cause:
Some of the reasons children bite their nails include:
Punishing or shaming a child for nail biting is not helpful. Try to figure out why your child is biting his nails.