8 Bad Habits ... and How to Help Kids Change Them

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Explain to your child that you shouldn’t do this in public because it spreads germs and can make others sick, says McClain. Make sure your child always has a travel pack of tissues in her pocket and when you see her reaching for her nose, remind her to grab a tissue before she gets there. If that doesn’t work, have her wash her hands after each time you catch her picking. Having to drop what he’s doing to rush to the bathroom will get old quickly and help kick the habit.