February 11th, 2014
From tooth brushing to nail clipping, here's how to make hygiene less of a hassle
by: Sydney Loney
ost little kids have better things to do than worry about whether their hands are clean or their teeth are brushed – and many wouldn’t pass the white glove test. It can be hard to convince kids that good hygiene is important, says Jennifer Kolari, a parent and child therapist in Toronto. “Kids think in the now, so a cavity six months from now doesn’t mean anything — and this is true right up to adolescence.” Here’s how to help small children take responsibility for “routine cleaning,” whether it’s their teeth, nails, hair or hands.