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Sucking thumbs

I was just wondering if any body had any ideas how to get children to stop sucking their thumbs??

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Asked by 28ttc6 at 5:17 PM on Apr. 28, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • They will normally quit on their own. The less you keep trying to make them quit, the more likely they are to do it on their own.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:18 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I sucked my thumb until I was like 5. My parents tried everything to stop me, but I just cried and cried at whatever they did. Unless it is causing health issues like lesions or teeth movement, then don't worry about it. If it is causing health problems, see your pediatrician or a child psychologist for advice to stop it

    Answer by hill_star03 at 6:41 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

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