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|Fri, 04-04-2003 - 4:18pm|
I'm new here, hope you could give me some advice.
About a week ago I went to wake my 11yo daughter and found her asleep with a pink paci in her mouth!!! Didn't say anything but checked out her room later and found a drawer full of them - 38 pacis and 5 baby bottles.
Asked her about it and she got angry about her lack of privacy and said from now on she was going to wear a diaper. So, for the past week when she's at home she always has a paci in her mouth, wears a diaper and drinks out of one of her baby bottles at mealtimes.
The only explanation I can get from her is, "I like sucking them, and besides, you do it all the time." OK, from time to time I put Robbie's (22 months) paci in my mouth because it's the obvious place to put it when my hands are full.
A couple of days ago she went out into the street wearing her diaper, paci in mouth and greeted my neighbor Sue, who's expression was undescribable.
Any of you ever come across anything like this? Any advice on how to proceed? Thought about counselling, but I know she'll just say "Mom does it all the time so it's OK."
Hope you can help.