I need some help with my dear stubborn son (age 5). He is a thumb sucker (well in all honesty he sucks his middle finger not his thumb) and I am just not sure what to do to get him to stop. I have tried reminding him constantly to remove the finger, I have tried using vinegar over the finger, I have tried punishing him with a time out, and I have tried talking to him which failed worse than the others because when I explained to him that sucking his finger was things for babies and little boys but he then states that he is a little boy or baby. Then my husband says then he must want a bottle and my son gets all excited and says yes. What am I to do, he has left marks on his finger and his teeth are starting to move outward. I am worried he may need braces if this continues. Any suggestions would be great!
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