I am new here and am writing because I feel like I need some support and/or advice from experienced Attachment parents, so thank you in advance.
My family has recently been through a major transition (foreclosure, move away from friends & family, etc). My 5 year old daughter (who has always been a nose picker & thumb sucker) has started
1) picking her nose and eating it, not exactly chronically, but often
2) has begun licking her hands to wash her face (I'm pretty sure she saw the cat doing it)
I have not said anything to her about it, and up until this morning, didn't even really think it was a "problem" that warranted concern. I've always let her move through her phases without making a big deal out of them. In this case, I am also aware that she has been under stress from the move and am wondering if this behavior is a symptom of something underlying I should be dealing with.
But I'm noticing these behaviors increasing in frequency and am wondering if anyone else has dealt with this and if so, what, if anything I should be doing.
Thank you for your help.