Although you are not happy when your kid continues nose-picking in front of relatives, friends or strangers, you should not scold or criticise him/her in front of everyone. Forcing the child to stop nose picking will not help as the kid himself/herself is not aware of his/her action.
Sometimes, putting pressure may result in contrary effects. Your child will then start seeing nose picking habits as a joke to tease you. The more you force him/her to not do it, the more he/she will do it.
Some parents make use of certain techniques, such as having an elastic bandage wrapped around their child’s finger, hoping the uneasy feeling may keep their child away from nose picking. But this is not the right thing to do. It seems like a punishment to the child. Instead, teach the kid that blowing his/her nose may help instead of nose picking.
Try to Keep His/Her Hands Occupied
If you happen to know when and where your kid tends to start nose picking, for example, while watching television – try providing your child with an object to keep their hands occupied.