My four year old son eats his boogers. I think most kids do. But it is not socially acceptable.
I asked him to stop and he asked me why - and told me that he liked how they taste. So I told him that I did not like to watch it and many people did not want to see him do it, and that he should at least do it in private until one day, most likely, he will grow out of it.
I presume that, like me, most kids do this and grow out of it. Is this accurate? Is there a more rational, healthy (in terms of not shameing) approach to this issue?
Although this question is similar to https://parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/212/how-do-i-get-my-child-to-stop-picking-his-nose, it does not start with the presumption that the act itself is 'bad'.