About Ylonda Caviness

Ylonda Caviness is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Redbook, Essence, Parenting, The New York Times, iVillage.com and other national publications

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Articles by Ylonda

4 Thumb-sucking Remedies That Work

4 Thumb-sucking Remedies That Work

Got a sucker? As sweet as it may seem when your kids are toddlers, the nasty habit can wreak havoc on tooth and mouth development if it continues after adult teeth appear, or around age 5. Most kids stop on their own before then; others respond to gentle reminders or praise. But if your kids’ digits remain the go-to soother once they’ve started school, try these mom-tested tips for kicking the...