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How can I get my son to stop cracking his fingers ?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Do You Need To?

I know that this may be annoying, but I am not aware of any harm done by this habit.
Since it tends be a release of " nervous energy", i worry that by supressing it, more complicated issues arise such as headaches or stomaches.

In brief: Do You Need To?

I know that this may be annoying, but I am not aware of any harm done by this habit.
Since it tends be a release of " nervous energy", i worry that by supressing it, more complicated issues arise such as headaches or stomaches.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on his age.

Cracking joints is a habit for lots of people -- kids and adults.
If he's young enough to appreciate rewards, each day that he goes without cracking his joints earns him a small prize plus a sticker on the calendar. A week of each day earning a sticker earns him a larger prize. After a few weeks, the habit should be gone. If he's a teen, he'll have to decide to stop on his own.

In brief: Depends on his age.

Cracking joints is a habit for lots of people -- kids and adults.
If he's young enough to appreciate rewards, each day that he goes without cracking his joints earns him a small prize plus a sticker on the calendar. A week of each day earning a sticker earns him a larger prize. After a few weeks, the habit should be gone. If he's a teen, he'll have to decide to stop on his own.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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