These Habits That We Think Are “Healthy” For Our Children Are Really Not
6This is harming us
The reason why this is bad is that most toothpaste disrupts the right acid balance in our mouth. This causes the enamel that covers our teeth to wear off. Enamel actually protects our teeth and reduces sensitivity. People who suffer from teeth sensitivity are the ones who do not have much enamel over their teeth.
7Brushing too hard and mouthwash
Most parents often tell their children to brush well for at least 5 minutes. 5 minutes is a bit too long for a child so they substitute brushing long for brushing hard. This is a wrong thing to do as brushing too hard can remove the enamel from their teeth making it sensitive. The next issue is mouthwash. This is a quick way to give us fresh breath but also negatively affects the natural acid levels of our mouth.
8Using hand sanitizers
There are many hand sanitizers and medical wipes present in the market with the sole purpose to disinfect our hands and face in a jiffy. These are great in almost any situation as they are easy to carry and very convenient when we do not have soap or water and need to clean your hands.
9Overuse is very bad
These hand sanitizers come with some amounts of chemicals that disinfect our hands but they also weaken the defense mechanisms of our skin. These chemicals may disinfect our hands in an instant but they also make the germs more resilient to the chemicals. These hand sanitizers do not allow our body’s natural skin defense to grow and get stronger.
10Doing your work on time
This is something every parent teaches their kids, do your work on time. While this is a great moral to teach kids you should also know that ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. This is a harsh truth that many parents don’t want to understand. They believe keeping their children busy with chores or studies is a good thing.