Sunday, February 19, 2006

It looks like I'm going to have to get him in a 12-step program.  Posted by Picasa

my lil'bro was freakishly attached to his "paci." eventually we threw them all away & told him the garbage man took them.

he's disliked garbage men ever since.

point: beware the cold turkey method. besides most kids need braces anyway :)
Gradual method:
I sucked my thumb til I was 7. My dad bribed me with a trip to the toy store if I didn't suck my thumb for 14 consecutive days. We put a calendar on the fridge, and I marked off each day. At the end of the 14 days, he took JUST ME to the store and I got to pick out whatever toy I wanted (under $15 - that was a LOT to me back then). I don't think I totally stopped in those 14 days, but at least it started the weaning process. :-p
The kicker is that he quit in December and this is total backsliding! I paid good money for him to goes with the blink though. As soon as he gets the blink he sucks the thumb.
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