How do i stop thumbsucking

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Angela - posted on 06/05/2009

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my daughter started sucking her thumb at the age of two and at first we kept just telling her to stop, then we wld tap her hand evry time we saw her sucking her thumb and it stopped but then she wld suck her fingers. the daycare she currently goes to said the best thing that she does is praise her for not doing it and let her know that she is too pretty of handsome for boys to suck their thumb. from my own experience when i use to suck my thumb is that its a form of comfort. but you have to be consistent like potty training and just randomly praise them when they dont.

Angela - posted on 06/05/2009

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my daughter started sucking her thumb at the age of two and at first we kept just telling her to stop, then we wld tap her hand evry time we saw her sucking her thumb and it stopped but then she wld suck her fingers. the daycare she currently goes to said the best thing that she does is praise her for not doing it and let her know that she is too pretty of handsome for boys to suck their thumb. from my own experience when i use to suck my thumb is that its a form of comfort. but you have to be consistent like potty training and just randomly praise them when they dont.

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