how to get my 5 yr old grandaughter to stop sucking her thumb

User - posted on 06/28/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




my 5 yr old granddaughter to stop sucking her thumb she starts kindergarden this fall she constantly keeps it in her mouth I have tried many things her mother has divorced her father and been in many relartionships since her newest boyfriend has threatened to cut her thumb off that just scares her more any answers for this lost grandma thanks


Leonie - posted on 06/28/2011




I wonder if you could use some of that stuff you put on your nails to stop biting them?? It tastes foul so may just work although given the circumstances I wonder if her thumb sucking is perhaps a more psychological thing rather than just a bad habit. It might just be her way of coping with all of the things happening in her life like her mother and father no longer living together etc. It may be worth getting her to talk to a professional for their opinion...

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