How can you help your child break their bad habit?
The first step is to try ignoring annoying behavior.
Attention to the behavior may actually encourage the behavior. Use positive reinforcement for good behavior and try to uncover the stress that may be adding to the bad habit.
If your child has more than one bad habit, you should focus on breaking one bad habit at a time. The best one to start with is the one bad habit that is the most annoying. And, give your child choices on how they may want to stop the bad habit.
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