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My husband and I met 4 years ago and married 3 years ago, and I now have two step boys, 13 & 8. They were 9 & 4 when I met my husband. The oldest one has a problem with thumb sucking, I notice it when he is in his room by himself watching TV, and I walk in and he is sucking his thumb. I thought this was odd at 9 years old, and my husband and I both DISCOURAGED this behaviour, but I walked in his room yesterday and he was sucking his thumb! He's 13!!! I confronted him and said, "were you sucking your thumb?", he nodded 'yes' and I said "You are 13 years old, teenagers do not suck their thumbs" and walked out. He is a smart and well-adjusted kid otherwise, but he has got to stop this. This will be COMPLETELY embarrassing for him if he spends the night with someone and unconsciously starts sucking this thumb.
Anyone have suggestions?
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