How can I get my 4 year old daughter to stop sucking her fingers?

My daughter will not stop sucking her middle and ring fingers no matter how much we've asked her to stop.

I've heard of parents using some kind of deterrent like hot sauce or tape on their fingers but I think that's extreme. I don't want to scold or spank her because that's not really how I parent either.

She's an angel. She listens. She's super smart. This isn't a disciplining issue. She just uses it so much to self-soothe and I'm just getting worried she's not going to stop and it's going to mess with her teeth (and not to mention getting bullied).
By TheMediator 7 years ago :: Parenting
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