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|Sat, 02-07-2004 - 9:27pm|
I am hoping for some support or perhaps some persuasive arguments--see I AM open minded! :)
Our oldest son is 10.5 yo and while he has become much more confident recently he is still basically a worrier and an anxious child. He has a blanket and sucks his thumb. These are his comforts mostly at night and never in school or in public. He controls the "when" of the thumb sucking. He uses the blanket and thumb together and pretty much just at night and in bed. We have been trying to get rid of the thumb sucking habit by having him wear a sock at night. The dentist has spoken to him also. My husband and I have been having quite the disagreement over the blanket though. I personally feel that he needs this blanket for comfort and I don't mind it as long as it is on his bed and not dragged around the house. He would never bring it over to a friend house, for instance. He went to camp last summer, OVERNIGHT, to my surprise and loved it. He didn't need it then either. My husband thinks it makes him soft and wants it gone, gone, gone. I don't see the big deal!!! We all need our outlets or something to make us feel ok in this messed up world. Maybe my husband just isn't aware that boys do have "friends" in their rooms, blankets or stuffed animals.
Any ideas? I've tried to look this up on the web but without much success.