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Hello Dr. My son is 5 years old. His habit is tumb sucked. He never like milk and take it. And also not constraight in study he is interested but not constraight. please guide what I do I really worried about him. What should I do he take milk or other alternate or the sucking or constipation in study please plz guide I really worried.

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Hello Dr. My son is 5 years old. His habit is tumb sucked...
Thumb sucking is very common in children, do not worry about his concentration on studies, he is too young his interest in studies will gradually increase. To help him come out of this habit of thumb sucking 1. Place a bitter-tasting liquid on the nail (not directly on the finger), especially at night, as a reminder not to suck. 2. Bandage the thumb 3. Put on the sock on the hand he sucks 4. Praise the child if he does not suck 5. Take help of dentist if any of these do not help, to put habit breakers to him. To help him drink milk 1. Try adding flavors to the milk. Try many. He may like one of those 2. Tell him what milk would do to him 3. Praise him, if he drinks milk 4. Do not scould if he does not take care.
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Hello Dr. My son is 5 years old. His habit is tumb sucked...
Not to worry. For thumb sucking you need to use positive reinforcement lije if he is not suck thumb then give him a reward lije chocklats or whatever he likes. Other option you can use negative reinforcement like if he suck then don't speak with him for an half hour, that is depend on u. To drink milk use some flavour powder which he likes, use hot chocolate flavor generally children likes that flavour. You also can give him star after finish his milk. Use less quantity of milk in the starting & slowly increase it day by day. Good luck. Try it you will get good result.
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