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How Old Is Too Old For A Pacifier?: Quoted in LA Times

Yesterday, I was asked to comment as a “family and parenting expert” for an LA Times article on Suri Cruise’s (daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes) still sucking on a pacifier in public at nearly 5 years old…

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Self & relationship expert Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW is wife of 22 years and mother of 4, a licensed psychotherapist, a popular media contributor, and director of Wasatch Family Therapy. Watch Julie on KSL TV’s Studio 5, listen on B98.7 radio, and read her national advice columns on Psych Central, and Latter-day Woman Magazine.

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Kristen Larsen

I am struggling with the same question. My little one is 2 1/2 and still loves his binkie at naps and bedtime. In my book, it’s definately time to stop, but the transition seems daunting. I’m looking for ideas in how to make it easier. WE are also looking at potty training and transitioning to a big boy bed. Is this too much change all at once?

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