I have to admit that I LOVED it when the infant I cared for at EB found his thumb to self-soothe!!
But to see a 5 or 6 year old sucking on their fist while doing homework or working on the computer is NASTY, just plain nasty...... cause then they go an touch things.... I even keep the travel sized lysol in my bag to spray the mouse if they remove their fingers from their mouth to use it!!
Aren't there other ways to encourage children to comfort themselves.....
How do YOU comfort YOURSELF?