How do you get your six year old to brush their own teeth?
Question: My son six years of age and I feel that by now he should be able to brush his own teeth. However, when I try and get him to brush his teeth I find m just playing around. I get so frustrated by it that I wine up brushing his teeth for him to make sure it gets done and that we are able to run on time
I know I got to stop brushing his teeth for him, but I do not want him to have bad teeth because he is too lazy to brush his teeth correctly. Right now all his teeth are healthy with no cavities however my fear is if I stop brushing his teeth, they will not stay that way.
Reply: You are not teaching your son how to brush his teeth by doing it for him. Though it can be difficult try brushing your teeth with him. When you see that he is not brushing correctly or how you may like for him to
Stop him and show him how to brush his teeth by you brushing yours. Say you do it this way now let me see you brush your teeth like I am doing.
Try and keep it light and as fun as possible, instead of making it a chore. You can play his favorite song why brushing to the music. Since most songs run about two minutes this will help in making sure he brushing long enough.
Remember brushing his teeth should not be turn into a bad time each time he goes and does it or why would he want to brush his teeth.