My daughter's dad won't let me brush her teeth if she cries - please help.

Morgan - posted on 10/29/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




He doesn't like to hear his kids cry he says. Arg! I told him how the dentist told me to brush her teeth. He said it sounded cruel and I need to find a way to make it fun for her. I've tried that and nothing is fun every time for a toddler. Some days she will just say "no" because that's what she does every now and then at her age. I'm willing to let her cry. I think she should experience a full range of emotions with frustration being one of them. What do I do? I think this is just going to be one of the things I put my foot down about and hold my ground regardless of the verbal storm he throws my way. Right?


Amy - posted on 10/29/2012




I sing songs to make it fun for my daughter. But I don't sing them normal I do it in a very obnoxious voice. I know how important it is to take care of my kids teeth because no matter how much we brush my sons teeth he always has a cavity, he just has bad genes.

Let him go to the next dentist appointment so he "knows" how it needs to be done.


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