Parent Advice: Bad Influences Around Your Child!
Lainey_WebMD_Staff posted:
Hello parents!

Have you noticed how children tend to pick up all the bad habits they see?

My son complains; "Why do I have to take off my shoes at the door? I don't do that at my friend's house." Or "All my friends have that video game!" WebMD has some information about: Healthy Habits for Kids - Topic Overview

Has your child developed a bad habit?

Do you get frustrated about the bad influences around your child?
sdadkin responded:
My son just recently started wiping his mouth on his sleeve. He is 18 months old and he must have picked it up at daycare or something, because neither I nor his father do it! I try to catch him before he does it, but somehow he always seems to get his dinner on his shirt sleeve before I can wipe him off with a napkin. It drives me crazy!
Lainey_WebMD_Staff replied to sdadkin's response:
Hi Sdadkin,

That would drive me crazy too! Daycare can be so wonderful but you do tolerate the bad habits of other children.