I have a daughter (8 1/2 with some delays) who makes tooth brushing a huge issue EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It is super important that she brushes her teeth. This is not something we can just let go because of the cleft palate. The cranial facial clinic has made it clear it is imperative that she brushes well three times a day. Trying to brush for her is very much a trial also.Today I watched her fool around for a full 30 minutes before she actually put the toothbrush in her mouth and two seconds later she proclaimed she was done.She is deliberately super slow about getting to the toothbrush and spending forever holding up the bathroom, so we have the kids brush on the bench in the great room. Also partly because otherwise the kids will simply rinse the toothbrush and call it good. Once she gets to the bench she uses numerous tactics to draw attention to herself and the fact that she is NOT really brushing.I have tried everything that I can think of, but it is still her favorite way to disobey and attempt to draw me into conflict.
We have some hygiene issues ourselves, so I can relate to this being a fatiguing challenge. As always, there are so many of you with wisdom who can offer suggestions to Angela. Please take a moment to support her by leaving a comment.
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