Daughter has a habit of shaking a pen or pencil all day
How do I address my daughter and try to correct a habit that I thought she would outgrow? It started when she was around two with a princess wand. She carried this wand everywhere, but she would shake it and stare at it all day. She changed to carrying and shaking smaller objects such as pens and pencils once she started school full time. She is now eleven and continues to do this. Some of the kids have teased her but most are just used to it. I really thought she would outgrow this. Should I be concerned that this is a bigger issue? if so, where do I start?
I need to help my daughter before this gets worse. I believe that people perceive her as distracted and so she has missed out on several opportunities because of it. Please help!!