I loved reading this today!!!! It was rather apropos, since today I asked my son if I could clip his fingernails. It was the first time in three years, I let him start chewing them off because he would scream and it took my husband and I to hold him down. We hated it. I was amazed that he did allowed me to do it. Granted I also told him that if it hurt he could hurt me (Probably shouldn’t have promised him that) and the first couple of clips he punched me. At first I told him, “That doesn’t hurt”, but how can I know that. I don’t have the same issues as he does. But, he let me finish. What a huge difference from years ago.