Helping the Thumb-Sucking Child

Authored By:

Rosemarie A. Van Norman, COM

Certified Oral Myologist

Millions of children continue thumb or finger sucking far beyond early childhood, often with damaging results. This habit pattern frustrates parents probably more than any other and appropriate help is difficult to find. Until now. Helping the Thumb-Sucking Child is based on 27 years of helping thousands of children discontinue the sucking activity in a FUN and POSITIVE way.  This unique, 192-page text represents everything that should be said about the behavior.  How it begins, how parents unwittingly "entrench" the habit and its negative impact on dental, speech and emotional development.  Rosemarie clearly and concisely reviews appropriate timing to address the behavior and specific steps to end both daytime and nighttime sucking activity.  A great reference source for both parents and health-care professionals.   Helping the Thumb-Sucking Child received outstanding reviews in:

American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vol. 116, No. 6, December 1999

Journal of Dental Hygiene, Vol. 73. No.4, Fall 1999

ASHA Leader (official publication - American Speech-Language and Hearing Association), September 2000

Booklist (official publication of American Library Association), April 1999

Chicago Parent, April 1999

Order this book TODAY!  We know that you will find that it MAKES SENSE!  

It provides appropriate and proven solutions based on sound principles of child development and a thorough understanding of the WHOLE thumb- or finger-sucking behavior.