The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit

The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 0394873408

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


With help from Mama and Papa (who get a little advice from Grizzly Gran), Sister Bear learns to stop her nervous nail biting before it turns into a bad habit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this is where I want to plant the bulbs.” “What about my nail-biting habit?” asked Sister as she helped Mama out of the deep rut. “How am I going to get out of it?” “You just need a little help, that’s all,” said Mama. “Let’s plant Gran’s tulips while I think about it. And later I’ll talk to your papa. He may have some ideas.” “I could read the riot act to her,” suggested Papa. “You know: ‘Nail biting is an outrageous, disgraceful habit and if you don’t stop it immediately—’ ” “Dear me, no!”

said Mama. “Nail biting is a kind of nervous habit, and shouting and threatening will just make her more nervous.” “I suppose so,” said Papa thoughtfully. “Perhaps some sort of reward would help. A bit of money—let’s say a dime for every day she doesn’t bite her nails.” Before Mama could answer, Sister Bear, who had been nervously nibbling in the next room, popped in and said, “A dime—ten whole cents every day just for not biting my nails?” “That’s right,” said Papa. “Until the habit’s

dear,” said Gran when Mama called. “And how is everything at your house? … Is that so? … You know, I was a nail biter when I was a cub and my mama helped me to stop. What have you tried so far? … Um … Uh-huh …” “Well, I think you’re on the right track with the dime, but instead of a dime, and instead of giving it to her at the end of the day …” “What an interesting idea,” said Mama as she listened to wise old Grizzly Gran. So they tried Gran’s idea. Instead of a dime at the end of each day,

dear,” said Gran when Mama called. “And how is everything at your house? … Is that so? … You know, I was a nail biter when I was a cub and my mama helped me to stop. What have you tried so far? … Um … Uh-huh …” “Well, I think you’re on the right track with the dime, but instead of a dime, and instead of giving it to her at the end of the day …” “What an interesting idea,” said Mama as she listened to wise old Grizzly Gran. So they tried Gran’s idea. Instead of a dime at the end of each day,

off the bus. “You’re going to have to cut that out, Sis,” said Brother, “or you’ll get to be a regular full-time nail biter.” “I’m afraid your brother’s right,” said Mama, who was organizing the wheelbarrow for some garden work. “I don’t mean to nag, but nail biting is a very difficult habit to break.” “Habit?” asked Sister, making fists so that her nubby, nibbled-off nails wouldn’t show. “What’s a habit?” “That’s a good question,” said Mama. “Come along while I plant these tulip bulbs

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