Dr. Runa Mowla-Copley is a very experienced clinician who graduated from Sheffield University School of Dentistry.
Before pursuing a career in orthodontics, Runa spent time working in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry as well as several years in general dental practice. She obtained her Masters in Orthodontics from Warwick University.
Runa has worked at a number of prestigious orthodontic practices in Central London including an award-winning clinic in the West End. She is now based at one of London’s leading orthodontic clinics, Knightsbridge Orthodontics.
In 2010 she co-founded one of London’s first Thumb Sucking clinics and has been widely interviewed as an expert on the dental effects of thumb sucking by BBC Radio, national press as well as an American news channel. Runa’s Thumb Sucking Clinic has been treating children successfully for many years now.
The story of Charlie’s Thumb
The story of Charlie’s Thumb was one I created for my daughter when she was a young child and was a great success. Years later I decided to put pen to paper in the hope that it would inspire other children to stop too.
Aimed at young thumb suckers, Charlie’s Thumb is an illustrated story. It is a cautionary tale about a young boy Charlie who finally manages to break his habit. It’s a great book for despairing parents who have a stubborn thumb sucker in the family.
Charlie’s Thumb has been recommended by Prima Baby, Baby London and Tatler.
It can be purchased from Amazon for £5.99. Buy Now
Why you should read this book
This was a miraculous book! My 3 year old daughter sucked her thumb day and night and after reading this once (admittedly with slightly dramatised voices for effect) she announced she was never going to suck her thumb again and she hasn't. Can't believe it! It has been a month now. Thank you!!
If you are trying to get a toddler to stop thumb sucking I would definitely recommend this book. I don't know how it works, but it does!!
After reading it twice with my three year old, I can say that we have had three days without any thumb sucking! Can't quite believe it as my 3 year old sucked thumb in car, watching tv and any time they were tired. Although it is a simple story it seemed to strike a chord and fingers crossed it will continue. I would recommend this book as it definitely worth a try
This is a lovely story, I bought this for my 6 year old son who loves it and insists I read it to him every night!
I bought this for my 5 year old grand-daughter who just will not stop sucking her thumb and it actually worked!
Have to say this is definitely the best purchase I have ever made. My son was addicted to his thumb. I bought this for his third birthday and he loved the book and has completely stopped sucking his thumb!!! I was totally shocked as did not think it would work. Highly recommend if your child is imaginative and the right age I think this really stays in their mind.