• Skin Picking, Nail Biting, And Other Compulsive Behaviors Have Increased During The Pandemic

    24 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    My son has this hair-twisting thing he does. He pulls his hair, twists it, and rubs it with his fingers. You can literally hear his hair going back and forth between his finger and his fingernails when he does it. I've watched him do this since he was about one. Before he had hair, he'd do it to my hair when I was holding or was carrying him around in a carrier.
    He gets it from me. I've done this my whole life, especially when I am stressed or anxious. My parents would always tell me to stop. My grandmother told me I'd never get a boyfriend if I didn't quit playing with my hair.
    I've...
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