Mavala Emery Boards are particularly recommended for fragile nails: they are supple and have a rough side (yellow) and a finer side (white).
More gentle nail filing, especially for sensitive nails.
Using long, sweeping strokes from side to centre, lightly shape the nail with the rough, abrasive side of the emery board. Then using the finer, lighter side, smooth and bevel the nail edge. Avoid filing deep into the corners, as this tends to weaken the nails.