Thumbsucking? Nail biting? These are tough habits to break. How can you get a child to give up a bad habit? Answers on how to break a bad habit from Good Morning America Parenting Contributor Ann Pleshette Murphy.
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AFP (July 27, 2015) Dark red patches of betel nut, a mild stimulant common throughout Asia, splatter the streets of Myanmar where the habit is especially popular, much to the dismay of doctors who say the legions of ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 23, 2015) A Boston start-up is developing a wristband they say will help users break bad habits by jolting them with an electric shock. Ben Gruber reports.
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