Kari Rehmann is a Licensed Professional Counselor practising in the Dallas/Metroplex area. She has more than 20 years of experience in helping people with mental illness and as psychotherapy/marriage counselor in private practice settings. Having done her Masters in Counseling, she also worked as a parenting instructor, family conflict specialist, adolescent unit director in behavioral health hospitals, and provide psychotherapy/marriage counseling in private practice settings. She draws on multiple approaches, including CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Marriage Therapy, to help her clients have a better outlook of life.
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A bad habit is a repeated or habitual negative behavior that is socially unacceptable and inappropriate. Some bad habits in kids may be irritating, while others can be disappointing and frustrating. Whatever the case, outgrowing those habits is important to develop a socially acceptable demeanor. In most cases, children outgrow bad habits when they are older and better understand the consequences of their actions. However, a few bad habits may need monitoring as they may indicate an underlying problem, such as anxiety, insecurity, stress, or frustration (1). Hence, focus on the causes of bad habits rather than the habit itself to help your child outgrow them. Keep reading as we take you through some of the common bad habits a child may have and some effective tips to help your child overcome these habits. [mj-toc] 15+ Bad Habits In Kids 1. Thumb-Sucking [caption id="attachment_663009" align="alignnone" width="720"] Image: Shutterstock[/caption] The habit of thumb-sucking starts soon after the baby is born and...