Here's Why Children Suck Their Thumb And What You Can Do About It

Founder and Director of Little Minds 1st Academy, Ann Harris, came on The Rashad Richey Morning show to discuss anxiety in young children and why they express this anxiety through thumb sucking.
Here's Why Children Suck Their Thumb And What You Can Do About It

Ann shares with Rashad that anxiety can be normal for children adjusting to their surroundings. Ann states that children suffer from various types of anxieties; separation anxiety, social anxiety and general anxiety.

Children show anxiety in many ways including trouble sleeping, fatigue, stomach ache and sucking their thumb. Ann says it’s great for kids to learn breathing exercises or coping techniques such as holding a favorite blanket.

Thumb sucking can delay children from communicating and impede social development. According to Ann, finding alternatives early will benefit the child in the long-run. At Ann's childcare facility, her team creates a strategy alongside the parents to ensure the child has the best opportunity to eliminate this habit.

Little Minds 1st Academy is an award-winning childcare center and accepts children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.

For more information or to schedule a walk-through, calk 678-800-1116.


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Address: 1730 Tuscan Heights Blvd, Kennesaw, Ga 30152. Give us a call if you would like to schedule a visit.

Listen to the full interview below.

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