Thumb sucking

Pam - posted on 08/31/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




Any suggestions for my first grade child who still not only sucks her thumb, but puts her finger into her nose and draws out mucous which she puts into her mouth. I know this sounds horrible, but we've tried everything. The urge is so strong, she says she can't quit. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Sarah - posted on 08/31/2016




I suppose a few kids teasing her may make her stop. If she really cannot resist the urge? Then I'd seek the help of a behavioral therapist, who can help you form cue words for both you and her teachers to say to remind her of what she is doing. If you or a teacher can say "hands" to her she know to stop the action. That will help along with figuring out why she is compelled to suck her thumb and pick her nose in the first place. Is it stress, habit?

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