Let’s face it, if we didn’t teach our kids what to do, someone else would (television, teachers, other children). One of the habits they must learn early from their parents are the habits of hygiene. These habits have been around since early civilization began to invent and find new ways of staying clean. These methods are to keep us healthy and free of bacteria, and they make us good human beings. No one wants to talk to someone with bad breath or body odour. For this reason, this article’s main focus is how to get your kids to brush their teeth.
After learning how to walk, your kids must learn how to brush their teeth. It’s a daily routine and kids don’t like routines. You need to make it fun for them and must provide good reasons why brushing their teeth will make their life better. This is a simple selling technique. How will your kids benefit from buying your product? In this case, brushing their teeth regularly.
In order to make it fun and exciting for your kids to brush their teeth, pump up the event just like a marketer does. Have a regular “teeth brushing time” so that both you and your kids know when the event will take place. They already know the location, but it may be beneficial to change the location for brushing teeth from their rooms, to your bathroom, to the kitchen sink. This will prevent boredom and routine.
Have a timer to create excitement and scarcity. Have you ever seen countdown clocks in websites that sell products? For example, a product has a timer next to it saying there are only 24 hours before the sale ends. This exact tactic will work wonders on your kids. They will be excited that there are ten minutes before brushing their teeth.
During the main event, you should have their favourite music playing, or a show that they like. This will distract them from the actual act of brushing their teeth and will make it easier for them to get it done. When they are brushing their teeth, it is also a good idea to use the timer again, this time to make sure they are brushing their teeth for the right amount of time.
You must supervise your kids when they are brushing their teeth, but don’t become police-like, instead, cheer them on as if they’re in a contest. Another way to get your kids to brush their teeth is to have a future reward for them. For example, for every time they are on time to brush their teeth, give them a star. Put a star counter on the wall and for every ten stars they get, or every ten days that they are on time, they will get a trip to their favourite store to select a toy. Then, after thirty stars, they will receive the product they chose. Make sure to set a budget for this, or it may end up being detrimental to your budget.
Finally, set a good example for your kids. Let them see you brushing your teeth and teach them the right way to do it. Take them to the dentist in Sydney or in your local area for your check up and make sure the dentist praises how good your teeth are. Having a third party validate your actions and edify you, will create a good image in their mind and they’ll want to be like you.
I hope this article helped and it’s up to you to get creative.