Tip re brushing teeth

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Malika, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Malika

    Malika Well-Known Member

    I used to have a lot of battles with my son over brushing teeth. Sound familiar? First I bought him a Spiderman electric toothbrush, which helped, though he was still never keen. Then one day his breath smelled of something - not very pleasant - and I remarked on it. He immediately went to brush his teeth, unasked. Since then, I have occasionally pretended his breath smells and he goes off with great enthusiasm to brush his teeth. He now mainly does it unasked and unaided, morning and night - an incredible turnaround! It may not last (in the way of these things) but fwiw, I share it.
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I wish this worked with Jett!

    You can tell him his teeth need brushing, that his breath needs freshening, and any number of other things... And he still won't!

    on the other hand, if you just tell him to do it, after the "I already did" "Let me see your tongue"... He doesn't argue past that. It's just too obvious!

    And wouldn't you know, he has the best teeth in the family. Sigh.
  3. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Lucky you! difficult child just breathed in my face and I almost died!
    All I can do is wait until his girlfriend tells him that ... :imok: