According to a Nurse from the Nkwanta South of the Oti Region, Angelina Haatso, there are so many uncultured attitude children portray at an early stage that must be corrected before they grow.
she called on guidance to check these gross behaviors before they grow into adulthood.
Picking Their Noses
Childhood and boogers seem to go hand and hand. Out of 10 children, at least one would be found “digging for gold.” in his or her nose.
They often wipe the treasure they find on the nearest surface or eat it. According to her, nose Picking can lead to nosebleeds, therefore, parents must work with their kids to break the habit.
Lick Dirty Things
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How is it that kids can find the grimiest spot in any area and then put their mouth right on it? The pole in the middle of the subway car, the public bathroom doorknob, your shopping cart handle -- kids will lick them all.
Health persons advised it isn’t good because bacteria and viruses can live on surfaces for several hours.
Put Their Hands Down Their Pants
Fact: Kids don’t always wipe well after they use the bathroom. And dirty bottoms can get itchy.
Miss Angela advised that parent should ensure that, "your baby knows how to clean herself after she goes, and to wash her wandering hands with soap and warm water." If she can’t stop scratching, it might be time for a peek between the cheeks -- it could a sign of pinworms. She noted.
Use Their Sleeve as a Hankie
If there’s a choice between tissue or clothes when it’s time to tame a runny nose, kids go for the arm almost every time.
(Sometimes they go for your sleeve.)Hard clothes are definitely gross, but it’s actually better they wipe snot there than on their hands. It helps slow the spread of germs.
Pee in the Pool
It takes a lot of willpower for a kid splashing in the shallow end to get out of the water to go to the bathroom.
The urine mix can form chemicals that irritate can irritate their eyes and damage metal pool parts. advise them to head for dry land when it's time they want to pee.
Chew on Everything
Hair, pencils, shirt collars, fingernails, keys, dog toys-- kids will gnaw just about anything. Often, they don’t even realize they’re doing it.
Icky as it is, a habit like this is a normal part of their development and will soon pass.
Let common sense guide you -- if it goes somewhere that isn't clean, keep it away from them as much as you can.
Pick at Scabs
Childhood is full of scraped knees, which means it’s also full of scabs.
kids can’t seem to leave those crusty patches alone. They pick and pry them at them until, before long, they’re bleeding again. But scabs are the body’s natural bandages. So if your kid takes his off too soon, he’s more likely to get an infection. Therefore must be protected against such an act.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a kid who doesn’t think a fart is funny. And the worse it smells, the more reaction he knows he'll get.
But if your little prince can’t seem to stop giving off gas, check his diet. Beans, fried foods, or dairy could be to blame.
Health persons advise parents to always correct their kids anytime they indulge in any of this behavior.