– A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting, Thumb sucking, Hair twirling, Scab picking, Shirt Chewing and More
– Part of the What-to-Do Guides for Kids Series from Magination Press – part of the American Psychological Association
Do you have a habit that’s hard to stop? A habit that embarrasses you or gets you in trouble? If so, you’re not alone. Lots of kids have habits they wish they could lose. But habits are stronger than wishes. They lock on, holding you tight. Even if you want to break free, you can’t. Unless you have the keys.
What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold provides the keys to escape from a variety of pesky habits. Engaging examples, lively illustrations and step-by-step instructions teach essential habit-busting strategies, targeting everything from nail biting and thumb sucking to shirt chewing, hair twirling and more. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to set themselves free.
About the Author:
Dawn Huebner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in Exeter, New Hampshire, specializing in the treatment of children and their parents.
About the Illustrator:
The whimsical art of Bonnie Matthews appears in many children’s books and magazines. She lives in Baltimore.