I am battling to get my nearly 3 year old son to brush his teeth. He wants to do it himself but is not yet capable of doing it properly. If I try to help he screams... Any tips and advice?
Jodi - posted on 07/18/2012
How do you know your 3 year old isn't capable if you don't let him try?
Why don't you try negotiating with him that he can do it at night on his own, if he will allow you to help him in the morning? That could be a good compromise.
Michelle - posted on 07/18/2012
My daughter is also 3 and she brushes her teeth better than my 11 year old, your son needs to be doing it himself in order to learn how to do it properly and get better. I tell my daughter that she has to let me check and see if she got them all at which point I give them a little brush as well. This works for us, but then I have to still check with my son as well as he does not brush well at all.
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