You don’t want your kid to undergo from early tooth decay, right? Much more have a bridge, or an implant crown in their teeth prematurely. So, as a parent it’s best to encourage your children to brush regularly. But take my advice, don’t force them. I learned it the hard way. Instead of my kid following my rules and advice, he lost interest in following at all.

So, lead by example. A good thing to do to make brushing fun for them is to brush with your kid. Not only did you have fun, but you taught your kid good oral practice as well. But make sure your kid don’t swallow the toothpaste and take him to a dentist regularly. If he complains of pain or discomfort, don’t ignore it. Immediate attention should be given to it.

If you teach your kid good oral care, you’re ensured that they always start their day with a smile.

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Comment by Beth Akers on March 4, 2010 at 6:36pm
thanks for appreciating my post, don't worry I'll be working for another one, its just that I'm doing busy in here,... thanks again
Comment by Ann Corcoran on March 4, 2010 at 2:10pm
Thanks, Suz - very good info there. Looking forward to yr next post, Beth!
Comment by Suz Lipman on March 3, 2010 at 9:19pm
Hi Ann. Great question. I think a good way to start is by taking it in short chunks. The National Wildlife Federation recommends taking a Green Hour a day to get outside but they also recognize that busy families might only have 15 minutes. A walk after dinner, or a poke around the yard, or hanging a bird feeder one weekend morning and then watching birds come later, could all prove to be small habit-changers and introductions to time spent together in nature. Do either of you have other ideas?
Comment by Ann Corcoran on March 3, 2010 at 7:05pm
Suz & Beth, I'm right with you on that. So how can we get very busy single moms & dads to get outside in a way that they'll appreciate? That's what I think about.
Comment by Suz Lipman on February 24, 2010 at 11:31am
Hi Beth! I completely agree about leading by example in our habits and activities. The best way to promote a love of the outdoors in our kids is to get out there with them and build lifelong memories, skills, and fun.

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