If you're in e-mail groups with me, you might have already responded to these questions, but looking for advice, so thought a blog post might elicit some response :-)
Any suggestions for how to deal with a nail biter? Damaris (almost 9 years old) has bitten her nails for as long as I can remember. She'll go through phases when she won't, but she's back to biting again and she's bitten them so much that her hands are all torn up and her fingers tender. Any suggestions for what to do? We've tried the nasty tasting stuff you paint on as well as making her wear gloves or socks on her hands. I don't know what else to try.
And, Damaris will be 9 in about 3 weeks. We have never before had a problem coming up with ideas for a birthday party for her, but this year, we are stumped. Any suggestions for a birthday party for a 9 year old???
Thanks for any thoughts you can provide.