Eight-year-old Sam was excited. A tooth had just fallen out and was dreaming of the arrival of the Tooth Fairy. So he looked for the best place: the pillow. He carefully placed it under his head and despite his nerves, he managed to fall asleep.
The next morning he was in for a big surprise: his tooth was no longer there! However, they had not left him anything in return. Sam had to wait until the next day to receive the reward: a coin, and a letter signed by the Tooth Fairy. In many other countries this could be a fantastic letter from the tooth fairy to your child to take better care of his teeth, Don't you think? And if not, read carefully what he put in it.
The father of this little boy posted on social networks the photograph of the letter his son received and it went viral. Although Sam's letter, being British, was signed by the Tooth Fairy, surely children from other countries could receive a similar one signed by the tooth fairy himself. This is the letter that little Sam received along with a coin:
Dear Mr. Warren (to little Sam),
This letter is to inform you that we have received your tooth and that it has already been properly processed in our system.
You may have noticed that there has been a delay in payment for the tooth. Mr. Warren, I have to inform you that this is due to the conditions in which we have found the tooth. We expect there to be a certain amount of wear on the teeth, however in this case your tooth had to be sent to the committee for an in-depth analysis.
We believe it is due to a lack of care and attention on your part. We have found large amounts of Fanta and chocolate and cereal residues that have not been properly cleaned with the brushing technique. We recommend that you review your technique urgently.
Mr. Warren, this time we accept the tooth, but we need your assurance that the terms of the next one will be significantly better or we will have to withhold payment.
Imagine the face left on 8-year-old Sam and his 5-year-old sister, who also read the letter, to their brother's disbelief. A letter, that your son you can also receive to encourage you to take better care of your teeth. And it is that brushing is one of those tasks that is more difficult and lazier for children. Getting them to brush three times a day is often a very complex task for parents. Therefore, incentives like this (or in a way, 'reprimands' from the Tooth Fairy or the Tooth Fairy himself), can be more effective than anything parents can say.
If you don't want them to receive such a long letter, you may be able to use tooth quality certificate labels. Like these...
You can use them to explain to your child why it is important to brush their teeth correctly (and not just to receive a nice gift from Mr. Pérez).
1. The example of parents: There are other ways to get kids into a routine for brushing their teeth. The example of the parents is obviously the most important thing. Get in the habit of brushing your teeth at the same time as your child, to control the time he remains with the brush in hand and explain well how to do it.
2. Visits to the dentist since childhood: Even if you don't suspect any cavities, have your child visit the dentist. They are the ones who can best explain to your child how and why to brush their teeth well.
3. The routine according to the Montessori method: there is a very effective way to get your child into a routine when it comes to brushing their teeth. The Montessori system proposes that we make a table of routines for brushing teeth using pictograms or drawings and that we place it in a well visible place in the bathroom.
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