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I ask because lately every night is a battle to get them to spend 5 minutes brushing their teeth.

:argh:

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I sometimes have to pin her arms down with my legs to brush her teeth. :( I know, I am a terrible parent.
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Been there and done that!!!
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THAT is your problem! No kid will spend 5 minutes on their teeth!
Seriously, though, I have to remind my son every single day. It's painful but it has to be done.
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This is what a parenting mag recommended:

Play a section of a song they like--(I think it's supposed to be about 2 minutes in length) or use a sand timer.


*Parental note: neither of these things worked.
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Mine are 14 and 17 and I still get on them about it. :? :x
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I have mine use a timer so she knows how long she's supposed to be brushing. She spends most of that time making faces at herself in the mirror.
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I didn't mean 5 minutes of actual lbrushing. We use an egg timer to show them how long. It is the battle to get them in there and to do it correctly. I stand there and watch them make faces and suck on the toothbrush and wave it around and talk and play and you name it. What should take us about 3 - 4 minutes takes 10 due to all the arguing.

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Has she started flipping herself off yet? :teehee:
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JR brushes his eery day only being asked once. He doesnt do a good job, though, so every other day, I do it for him. 8)
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When they have to get a tooth pulled then they *might* start brushing correctly (of course, this didn't work too well with my 6 yr old). :|

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they have tooth brushes that shut off after 2 minutes, course it doesn't take them long to figure out that they can turn it off before it does automatically. :?
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Did you tie the end of a string around the tooth with the other end around the doorknob? That's not going to work.

Instead, tie that other end to your car's bumper - that will command their attention!
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It's a battle here too. We just switched toothpaste back to the bubble gum flavor and it's not as big a battle. She was using Rembrandt mint for canker sores.
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Now that the older ones are in junior high, there aren't arguments. The youngest finds life too busy to include teeth brushing but doesn't argue much either.
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