February 7th, 2010 When my child sucks her thumb she has a ritual of pulling the tag between her fingers with her other hand on her stuffed animal “Doggy” rhythmically. She has been doing that with the same dog for 4 years now. I don’t know whether to take doggy away or cut the tag off or what. Cutting the tag off would be like cutting its head off to her. What should I do?
Hi There, It isn’t the details of what she holds or even when she sucks the thumb that are the keys, but rather that she makes the decision to quit and you are her “helper”… Check out www.UnpluggingTheThumb website to see our approach to thumb sucking elimination. Then let us know if you have any questions.
Sounds great! I’ll get back with you. As a side note we have been planning the date for a month now because she will be out of school, and we are going to have some free days before “D” day.