I have never been a big fan of this. I know that it was the "old" way of parenting, but it isn't for me. HOWEVER, how do you tell your kids not to do something that you do.....I have a really bad habit of biting my fingers (the skin around my nails etc) it's horrible - I have done it for as long as I can remember; when I am really bored, or nervous - lots of the time I am not even aware that I do it.
Julien does it now too. How do I get him to stop, when it is something I am often not aware I am doing myself? He will pull the skin off and have sore fingers because of it, sometimes even bleeding.
I don't want him to end up 31 years old and still having this nervous habit. I guess it really isn't all that much different than biting your nails, but still - how can I help him to stop?