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“Mooooooommmmmm! I missed it!” yelled my oldest son, in tears. “I can’t believe I missed it! Miss Elaine just drove right by and didn’t stop… I wasn’t even outside yet!”
My sensitive and rule-abiding son had just missed the bus for the first time. But, based on how the mornings usually go at our house, it won’t be the last. I think of each school morning as its own little miracle…getting everyone dressed, lunches packed, putting folders into backpacks – it’s no small feat.
And even though my kiddo is becoming more independent, at the age of 6 or 7, it’s still pretty typical for kids to need prompts to get through the morning routine. At our house… we’re talking a lot of prompts. How many times do I need to remind him to brush his teeth before he comes downstairs?
Kids at this age don’t only need help with sequencing the morning routine. They also need an extra little push when it comes to dental health. Between the ages of 6 and 12, kids’ cute little faces begin to look like jack-o-lanterns as they start to lose their baby teeth. Did you know that when new teeth start to grow in, the enamel on those new secondary teeth takes some time before it hardens completely? That’s why kids between the ages of 6 and 12 may experience Acid Erosion of their enamel – and once it erodes, it doesn’t grow back. Oranges, other citrus products, and sports drinks contain acids that can contribute to the problem.
Luckily, ProNamel® 6-12 Years Toothpaste for Kids can help. It’s specially formulated to protect kids’ teeth against cavities and everyday acids. Kids between 6 and 12 are at a crucial stage for establishing healthy dental hygiene habits. And while ProNamel® for Kids helps protect your kiddo’s pearly whites against cavities and Acid Erosion, today we’re going to help protect you from mess-ups with the dreaded morning routine. We’ve created a tear-off picture schedule that will motivate your little one to take care of business during the morning routine, helping to establish healthy habits for years to come!
All you need to do is print off the schedule, cut on the dotted lines, and let your kiddo do the rest – tearing off each step of the schedule as he goes through the routine! Easy as pie. The schedule includes: going to the bathroom, brushing teeth, combing hair, getting dressed, eating breakfast, getting backpack, and getting on the bus (or getting in the car if your kiddo isn’t a bus rider).
Be sure to print off a few copies of the tear-off morning schedule for your little one. It will help him or her learn the sequence of the morning routine and it may just mean being on time on those busy school mornings, which is important because Miss Elaine the bus driver waits for no one.
ProNamel 6-12 Years Toothpaste for Kids is available at most major mass and drug retailers beginning March 1. It’s the #1 dentist recommended brand for strengthening and protecting enamel. Coupons are available on the ProNamel website. Follow ProNamel® on Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube!
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