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DesperateMom
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My DD started kindergarten a few weeks ago and sucks her fingers pretty routinely as coping mechanism. She does it when she’s tired, anxious, afraid, and overwhelmed. I was hoping the peer pressure would get her to stop, but it hasn’t. Am I overreacting? Is there an age cutoff when a parent should worry about finger sucking? I’ve heard even with baby teeth it can impact the second teeth and $$$$$$$ for braces.

If you have any suggestions on how to stop the finger sucking please help!