Hynotherapy for thumbsucker?

My 5.5 year old daughter loves to suck her thumb - always has...hopefully *won't* always will...

Since it isn't her dominant hand, she is able to suck happily away as she sails from activity to activity. We have tried *many* different things, so far without success. Has anyone else tried hypnotherapy to help curb the habit? I tried this modality many years ago when I was struggling with sleep issues, but to no avail. Like me, my daughter is exceptionally strong-willed, which is why I think that ultimately the hypnosis didn't work. And yet, perhaps she is more susceptible/receptive because of her age? Thoughts, feedback, and recommendations welcome. Thank you!

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I sucked my thumb until I was 8 and then decided to quit and never looked back. the result was braces which most kids get anyway. Don't get too worried about it. Make sure she knows it's a childish thing to do (be factual not derogatory) this way she has it in her head that she will grow out of it and then let her be a kid with lots of affirmation about other stuff.

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I sucked my two fingers til I was 12...maybe older (because I learned to do it only when no one was in the room).  When I was younger my mother would tie a sock around my hand before bed (& admonish me to leave it on).  Ha!

 By the time I was 5, even she, realized that all her efforts only made me more stressed & thus more into sucking my 2 fingers.  In my own time, I gave it up.  --- BTW; the same thing happened when I started over-eating.  For YEARS my mother nagged; and I just ate more.  When she quit nagging, I lost all my weight (I was nearly 40 years old by then).  As mothers we carry a lot of power with our children.  Please honor your powerful role and move with wisdom, as well as sit very still, in peace, and do nothing.  All the best.... 

RE: Hynotherapy for thumbsucker? ()

I sucked my thumb til I was 7 or 8 when my mom found a dentist that fitted me with a retainer and then my thumb just didn’t fit in my mouth correctly. Good luck.