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Our Child's Addiction - A $7000 Habit

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Our Child's Addiction - A $7000 Habit
Our son's first appointment with the orthodontist - confirming the damage caused by his prolonged thumb sucking habit. The first stage in our journey to correct his teeth, bite and profile.

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A Letter to the Condemned Parent of a Thumb Sucker

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A Letter to the Condemned Parent of a Thumb Sucker
A letter to all parents who find themselves judged for trying to help their child stop thumb sucking. Comparing the truth about thumb sucking with the misleading claims made by those who offer their unsolicited advice.

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Thumb Guards – The ultimate beginner's guide

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Thumb Guards – The ultimate beginner's guide
Our thumb guards help deter children from sucking their thumb or fingers in two ways. First, the guards are a visual reminder to children not to suck. Secondly, they form a barrier between the thumb or fingers and the mouth roof. This reduces the comforting sensation typically gained from sucking.

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Thumb Sucking - A Cautionary Tale

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Thumb Sucking - A Cautionary Tale
Goldilocks, Red and the tale of Little Suck-a-Thumb a light hearted look at cautionary tales.

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