The Today Show's Meredith Vieira hosted a segment this morning about breaking children of their "gross" and "disgusting" habits — farting, burping, belching, nose-picking, scab-scratching (have you had your breakfast yet?) — and we learned that one way to cure kids from nose picking is to dip their fingers in lemon juice. (Also: teenagers who fart on purpose should their laptops taken away from them for a week!) Honestly, the entire segment, featuring clinical psychologist Ruth Peters, was hilarious, but we were most intrigued by Peters' assertion that there's an epidemic of preschool girls who are spitting in public because they simply need attention. Clip above.
Is Your Kid A Nose Picker? Cure Bad Habits [The Today Show]