Finger sucking, nail-biting are symptoms of anxiety…

Psychiatrist Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan, who stated that the healthy and safe bond between mother and child is reflected in the behavior of the child, points out the importance of the mother spending quality time with the child. Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan stated that the child should not be lied to under any circumstances and that the anxiety of separation from the mother must come over. "When the mother goes to work, she will say that she definitely goes to work and will come home in the evening," prof. Dr. Tarhan said. Finger sucking, bottom wetting, nail-biting behaviors are caused by anxiety," he warns.

Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan noted that; “Children can do things like nail-biting and plucking nail flesh after the mother starts work. That's what the brain does when there's anxiety. 4-5-year-olds often can't talk about their problems in spoken language, they talk in behavioral language. Like don't your pants, don't cry often, don't come to your mother at night. These reactions show that the child's anxiety is high," he said.

Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan noted that; “Behaviors such as sucking fingers, nail-biting, and wet oneself can also occur if the child is an example. The child may turn to this as a technique to relieve unhappiness. This behavior can also reinforce interest.”