David Decides About Thumbsucking
A story for children, plus a guide for parents and professionals. Five-year-old David sucks his thumb. His parents say it’s time to stop. David is mad; his thumb feels good in his mouth. He talks with his sister, and then his brother. He asks them why they decided to end their sucking habits and why they stopped. Then, David decides. The Parent Guide addresses myths and realities about thumbsucking. It contains comprehensive information and a review of relevant research for pediatricians, dentists, counselors and teachers, as well as for concerned parents.
- Do sucking habits make children less confident or more?
- Does thumbsucking really impact children’s teeth and facial appearance?