Our expert says:
These are quite common bad habits among otherwise happy kids. These behaviours generally seem to enhance their sense of security and comfort. Finger sucking can be discouraged by putting lemon juice or several unpleasant tasting liquids on the fingers to make that experience unpleasant --- and perhaps by offering an alternative, like a dummy. The kids tend to stop on their own. The socks on hands might be worth trying.
Distraction at such times can help, with praise for NOT sucking / tiwlring being more effective than anger when she does either of these two things
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