Tuesday Toddler Tips:

I know that there are many moms who follow my blog whose children are toddlers. Much of what I write about does not yet apply to them, so I wanted to try to include useful tips that they could use with their little ones, as well as give them some insight to what future parenting looks like. So Tuesdays will be dedicated to those moms with toddlers.

When my kids were toddlers, I was faced with the nightly ritual of brushing their teeth. One of the things I did to help make this chore fun was, I would pretend that there was a little man in their mouth named “Mustard”. I had to chase Mustard around and try to catch him with their toothbrush. They were eager to let me chase Mustard around their mouths. I would say, ”Oh wait, Mustard jumped to the top, I gotta get Mustard off the top of your mouth. Oh darn, Mustard jumped back down, I gotta get Mustard off your bottom teeth!” Then they would start to point to where Mustard was in their mouth. It was a fun game for them and fun for me, because I knew they were going to bed with really clean teeth.


About Professional Parenting

Wife, mother, motivational speaker, author, counselor and teacher. I have 3 adult children and a husband of 27 years. For the past 13 years I have served the youth and their parents at Liberty Church in Marietta Georgia. I loved everything about being a mom: I loved the terrible twos, and the terrifying teens, and the cake in my hair, and the spilled punch. I loved the chaos, the noise, the craziness of tons of kids. It was everything I wanted in my life. I loved that constant overwhelming feeling of someone being completely dependent on me as well as that joyful, aweful feeling of watching that same someone just 18 years later leave me and go off in the world on their own. Interests: * Christian * wife * mom * child training * pre-teens * teenagers * youth group * young girls * young women * seasoned sisters Favorite Books: * "Praying for Your Adult Children" By: Stormie Omartian * "Life on the Edge" By Dr. Dobson (Note: This was required reading for my kids when they turned 13.)
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3 Responses to Tuesday Toddler Tips:

  1. that’s such a great idea!!!! thanks for telling me!

  2. Joy says:

    This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like something my son might get excited about. I also read on this Mom’s Guide (http://www.1dental.com/moms-guide/)
    some other tips like singing silly songs to them or using a sand timer that also have worked.

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