15 year old Thumb Sucking

by maybell slone
(longview tx usa)

how do you stop a 15 year old from sucking their thumb?


Ben's Answer:

Some people suck their thumb through their teen years. As you probably have figured out, getting a 15 year old to stop doing anything is not easy, and this may be a battle not worth fighting. If your child wants to stop sucking their thumb, then you might be able to get somewhere. If not, then just let it be.

EFT/Meridian Tapping is one excellent self-help tool that your child can learn to use for all sorts of problems, including compulsive behaviors or addictive behaviors like thumb sucking. Meridian Tapping often works quickly for all sorts of issues, with permanent results.

Best wishes,
Ben Schwarcz, MFT
Santa Rosa Psychotherapist

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