Self-Help books about thumb sucking

Self-Help Books about Thumb-Sucking

There are lots of books on the market that provide useful information about thumb-sucking for parents and professionals. Below you will find a detailed review of the best self-help books dealing with thumb-sucking and breaking the habit. If you’re looking for the best children’s books on thumb-sucking have a look at our children’s books – book review

Depending on the background and the profession of the author, the topic is usually seen from a different angle. Therefore we also added a brief description of the author and his or her background.

Two Thumbs Up

Understanding and Treatment of Thumb Sucking

A guide for parents and professionals that takes a deep look at thumb sucking, complication and treatment.

The book provides a good overview on the topic and describes a positive behavior modification approach to treat thumb sucking. 

About the author: Christine Stevens Mills is one of the leading experts when it comes to thumb sucking and how to treat thumb sucking. She has a very impressive track record and more than 45 years of experience

In a recent interview with she shared a lot of here insight. You can find the full interview here

Book Information

  • Titel: Two Thumbs Up
  • Subtitel: Understanding and Treatment of Thumb Sucking
  • Author: Christine Stevens Mills
  • Paperback: 113 Pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1548924256
  • Publisher : Independently published
  • Language: English
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David Decides About Thumbsucking

A Story for Children, a Guide for Parents

The book contains two sections. One part is intended for the parents and provides a lot of information in a fast and easy to read way. The other section is the story of David and his way to stop thumb sucking. 

The book may look a bit outdated but it’s actually one of the best books on the subject of thumb-sucking as it provides a good plan, all essential informations and a compelling story for the child. 

About the author: Susan Heitler is a psychologist and mother of four children who used to suck their thumb. She wrote the book to help her fourth child to break the habit.

You can find some information about the book on the dedicated website. Further information about the author can be found on her website

Book Information

  • Titel: David Decides About Thumbsucking
  • Subtitel: A Story for Children, a Guide for Parents
  • Author: Susan P H. D. Heitler & Susan M. Heitler
  • Paperback: 64 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0961478020
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0961478025
  • Publisher : Reading Matters; 3. Edition (1. Mai 1996)
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Thumb Sucking

From Cause to Treatment

The book’s main focus lies on the medical side of thumb-sucking. It provides a very detailed overview on the possible damages to teeth and jaw due to prolonged thumb-sucking. Furthermore, it provides a good (high level) overview on different treatment options and strategies. 

About the authors:  Himanshu Joshi, Shipra Jaidka, Rani Somani

Book Information

  • Titel: Thumb Sucking
  • Subtitel: From Cause to Treatment​
  • Author: Himanshu Joshi, Shipra Jaidka, Rani Somani
  • Paperback: 68 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 3330024313
  • ISBN-13 : 978-3330024311
  • Publisher : LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (3. Juni 2020)
  • Language: English
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Stop Thumb Suck Revolution

37 Habit Busters to Help You or Your Child Stop Thumb, Finger, Toe, Blanket & Pacifier Suck

Detailed description coming soon

About the author: Dr. Fox is an orthodontist and an expert on thumb-sucking with more than 25 years of experience. 

He helped more than hundred children to break their habit. He claims to have a 95% success rate. You will find more information about Dr. Fox on his webpage

Book Information

  • Titel: Stop Thumb Suck Revolution
  • Subtitel: 37 Habit Busters to Help You or Your Child Stop Thumb, Finger, Toe, Blanket & Pacifier Suck
  • Author: Donald M. Fox
  • Paperback: 260 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 1681112132
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1681112138
  • Publisher : Wasteland Press (2019)
  • Language: English
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Help for Thumb-Sucking Children

This self-help book provides a step by step guide for parents on how to stop their child’s thumb-sucking.

About the author: Rosemarie Van Norman is a certified oral myologist who specializes in thumb-sucking. She already treated thousands of children. 

Book Information

  • Titel: Help for Thumb-Sucking Children
  • Author: Rosemary Van Norman
  • Paperback: 128 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0895298783
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0895298782
  • Publisher : Avery (1998)
  • Language: English
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How to Stop Thumbsucking

Practical Solutions for Home and Therapy

The book provides helpful methods and insights on how to address thumb-sucking. The book is written for parents and therapists. 

About the author: Pam Marshalla is a speech language pathologist with several decades of experience. Furthermore, she wrote eight books on different aspects of speech-language therapy.

Book Information

  • Titel: How to Stop Thumbsucking (and Other Oral Habits)
  • Subtitel: Practical Solutions for Home and Therapy
  • Author: Pam Marshalla
  • Paperback: 80 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0970706057
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0970706058
  • Publisher : Marshalla Speech and Language (2001)
  • Language: English
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Further (less well known) books about thumb-sucking

Below you will find further self-help books about thumb-sucking. To find the book on Amazon just click on the picture.

More Information

Much more information about thumb-sucking can be found here. Find a detailed overview of the best products that help your child stop sucking their thumb in the product review and a detailed overview of children’s books in the book review.

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