Archive for December, 2010

Habit returned after having a thumb device for 3 months

I thought my 10 year old son had been cured of his thumbsucking habit after having a thumb crib removed which he had worn for 3 months. It really seems like he is being punished for something he isn’t even aware of doing. He dreads having that thing replaced if he can’t stop and the pressure of having a deadline to quit has made him quite depressed.

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