When a child sucks a thumb, finger, or pacifier too long, it can have a detrimental effect on the child's teeth, speech, swallowing, and social appearance. This book is full of easy-to-understand solutions that have helped thousands of children stop or reduce problematic thumbsucking. Perfect for parents, therapists, and caregivers, the author helps the reader to learn: how thumbsucking begins, six good reasons to stop, eleven principles for change, organizing successful therapy activities and many resources for additional information and therapy tools. A majority of children will progress if given time, encouragement and food remediation procedures. This book contains the most effective strategies available today.