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Ahuva Bear Stops Biting

Yael Mermelstein

The title of this story is so misleading. I mean, it makes me sound like a dog or something. I don’t go around biting other people! I’m not a baby! Or a dog for that matter. But I do have a little secret. I’m going to write it very small so nobody else can see it. I bite my nails.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

I started biting my nails when I was only six years old. It’s all my friend Shira Friedman’s fault, even though my mother says blaming other people for your problems will get you nowhere in life (it’s so convenient though!). Shira bit her nails and she told me to try it, that it was fun. And once I started, it was a very soothing habit. It made me feel better when I was nervous about a test or about whether one of my friends was being mean to me or she was just busy and I shouldn’t make a big deal about it.
  

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