A mum has taken a novel approach to helping her son give up his dummy.
According to the ABC, Sunshine Coast Mum, Grete Benson, set up a small ‘ceremony’ for her son, Joe Benson to actively give away his dummy habit.
“He waved goodbye to it off our jetty,” Grete wrote on Facebook, “he has been so brave.”
Emma Jansen found the ‘ceremonial boat’ floating down a nearby creek and posted a picture of the boat and it’s contents to Facebook.
“There was a note saying the dummy belongs to Joe Benson, who no longer needs his dummy anymore, because he is a big boy.”
Emma posted the photo, contents of the letter and her own comment on Facebook, which said:
“Found this adorable letter floating down a creek on a little toy boat today. So sweet. Absolutely made my day.”
Grete told the ABC that she has received some criticism for potentially endangering marine life and polluting waterways and confirmed that she was not planning on doing another boat ceremony for her other children.
“It is polluting the waterways which I live on and I love, and I won’t be doing such a boat ceremony again,” she said.
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