As a parent, you already know that kids have to want to do what you want them to do. You do all you can to turn daily ordinary tasks into fun ones that kids enjoy. Peas on a spoon turn into an airplane, and so on…
When your kids figure out that these chores aren’t really fun, you start bribing them with things they do like. For example, getting an allowance for doing dishes.
Have you put such principles to work in your kids’ tooth brushing routine?
Oral hygiene is extremely important to your children’s overall health. Here are a few tips to get your kids excited about their dental health.
Phone a Friend
This friend may be the support of another adult your child respects or it could mean invoking encouragement from your kid’s favorite superhero. When your child understands that everyone they admire is brushing their teeth, they’ll be more likely to want to do it too.
Use a Reward System
Give them something simple like a sticker every time they brush their teeth. If they earn their daily sticker quota for a month, they get rewarded with a special outing or prize.
Lead by Example
If your child sees you brushing and flossing every day without fail, they’ll soon understand that oral hygiene is just an essential part of life. Jazz up your routine by brushing with your tiny tot and turning it into a friendly competition.
Let the Kids Lead
When kids get a say in a matter, they’ll feel good about taking responsibility. Let your children pick out toothbrushes and toothpaste they like. Odds are, they’ll be proud to use them!
Contact your family or pediatric dentist for more ideas.
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