Dealing with Thumb sucking habit

 
Contributed by : Asha Lalwani   
Dealing with Thumb sucking habit

A regular habit or not, thumb sucking can cause problems in a child's speech.

Thumb sucking is normal among children under the age group of 2-4 years. It is comfortable and soothing for children. But, the habit can create a problem in jaws and affect a child’s speech.


Here is how you can stop the habit of Thumb sucking:


a) Begin with bed time, try to limit the time that your child sucks thumb on bed. If the child sucks for few hours try to reduce it to an hour or few minutes.

b) Do not get angry and point every time the child sucks thumb, instead praise the child when (s)he is not sucking the thumb

c) Identify the cause, If your child sucks thumb when in stress, identify the real issue and provide comfort in other ways — such as giving a comforting hug or positive words

d) Do note scold or criticise or compare your child’s habits with other children instead just give gentle reminders.

For some children it is too difficult to give up, do not worry about it.Too much pressure on child can delay the process. 




Relevant Blogs

Dealing with a disobedient child

Before assuming that your child is a disobedient child, assess what according to you is disobedience.

Keeping a child in discipline

Discipline teaches your child how to behave and how not to behave in social and routine situations. It also lays the foundation for the kind of adult the child is going to be.

Talking about homeless people with your child

It becomes a little awkward to explain such things to your child.

Dealing with Toddler Tantrums

A child is bound to throw a tantrum because who else if not the child. This does not mean the tantrums can not be tamed.

Child does not make friends

A child is entitled to his/her choices of choosing friends and playmates.

Dealing with an introvert child

A child will always stay true to his/her nature. Nonetheless, there is always room for changes and improvements.

Teaching child not to back answer

Back answering is not just a misbehaviour of your child. There might be underlying reasons for that.

Finding out your child’s interests

Knowing the interest of your child will help you guide your child better.

Dealing with a stubborn child

All humans are stubborn, more or less. That does not mean you cannot teach your child to put their foot down and patiently listen to what the other person has to say.

Child does not tolerate others

Intolerance is not the same as possessiveness. It might have underlying reasons.

Waking child up peacefully for school

Waking up early is always a task but rather than making it a happy start we tend to begin with tantrums.

Dealing with child's habit of lying

Children lie when they feel they actions will not be accepted by their parents. Assure your child that you will be there to support them when things go downhill.

Promoting child’s self esteem

Self esteem or self confidence plays a huge role in an individual's life. Encouraging a child's confidence at the right time can do wonders.

Child does not play alone

If a child is not playing alone, it does not mean (s)he is an introvert child, there can be other reasons as well.

More Parenting Concerns
Bee Suggestions
Parenting hacks by experts on raising twins
Things You Should Never Say to Your Child
Prophet Muhammad Hadiths On Parent Child Relationship Part 1
Nurturing your childs Spirituality
Nose related issues in Children
About Bee
Bee is the most convenient, personalized, and authentic parenting resources hub.
Parenting Concerns

Parenting Concerns

Health Concerns

Health Concerns

Stories

Stories

Activities

Activities

Movies

Movies

Toys

Toys

Fun Facts

Fun Facts

GK Facts

GK Facts

GK Questions

GK Questions

Riddles

Riddles

Tongue Twisters

Tongue Twisters

Jokes

Jokes

Would You Rather

Would You Rather

Truth Challenges

Truth Challenges

Dare Challenges

Dare Challenges

Songs

Songs

Books

Books

Fitness Exercise

Fitness Exercise

Quotes

Parenting Quotes

worksheet

Worksheet