It is true that children who suck are often highly emotional, extremely intelligent little people. But surprisingly, often the act of defiance and continued sucking is because the children themselves don’t know how to stop…….
Many kids suck for simple comfort or as a habit, but others suck because if makes them FEEL BETTER. Many children use their sucking as a coping mechanism to deal with pain, discomfort, to self regulate or settle. That’s why some children can cope for a short time without their thumb or finger, and seem to go well without it for a while…then slowly….the habit slips back in and all of a sudden they are back to square one.
Trust us, we’ve seen it all before.
That’s why we look at the overall health of the child BEFORE creating an individualised program to help them to stop their habit. To ensure the greatest possibility for success.
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