9 Bad Habits Kids Pick Up at School (And How to Deal With Them)

We don't mean to scare you. Really, we don't. School is amazing and educational and enriching and, frankly, mandatory–but here's the thing. When your child first enters the classroom, or when they return to school after summer break, they'll be exposed to a multitude of bad habits you've managed to avoid at home.

This phenomenon is inevitable. Young children are impressionable, and other kids can easily influence them–sometimes for the worst. And often, the only way your child can learn that bad habits are wrong is to test the waters and figure out the pond is not worth the swim.

Here are nine bad (or annoying or just plain gross) habits your little darling might pick up at school. And fear not, because we also have strategies for dealing with them.

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