I’m happy that I had the will power to quit it, but sucking my fingers was something comforting that got me through tough times. The main reason I quit was to stop screwing up my teeth and to get my mom off my back, which is great. Also, it’s much easier to have sleepovers. I thought there was no way I could do it, and everyone suggested stopping gradually, but I dropped it cold turkey.
Anyone can stop, you just need to have the will. Putting bandages helped to remind me that I shouldn’t be sucking, but other than that it’s all up to you.
For those of you who are embracing sucking your thumb, good for you. I, however, feel so accomplished to have stopped.