Just like most people, I have a never ending list of things I’d like to do more of / less of / better, etc.! And it seems this year, I’ve finally started ticking some of those things off the list. Now we’re half way through February, it feels like they are no longer just new year fads, but things I have added to my routine. New habits that I plan to keep up. They’ve all definitely had a positive impact and I thought I’d share them with you to maybe inspire you to do the same.
There are a few tasks that I just don’t enjoy as a parent – cutting nails, dealing with up-the-back attacks, and, teeth brushing!!! Ella has struggled with teeth brushing since she has had teeth. She hates it! We’ve tried everything from playing toothbrushing songs to her while she brushes them, teaching her to do it herself rather than us doing it, and giving her lots and lots and lots of praise when she either allows us to do it or gets it right herself.
We seem to have finally hit a point where she will do some tooth brushing herself and then let me finish them off and make sure the job is done properly. It’s such a relief as, no matter how much we’d like to limit naughties like sweets, cake and juice, they creep in to her diet more often than we’d like. So, it’s really important that we do as much as possible to protect her cute little toothie pegs!