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Viral Parenting: Tooth Fairy Skips 11 Year Old Because Of Messy Bedroom

tooth fairy letterParents love to use the threats of Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny, and friends to help steer good behaviour in their kids. Yes, it’s “lying” and fear-based parenting, but you do what works, right?

So what do you do when your kids no longer believe? Can you still use the motivation of elves, fairies, and mythological bunnies to get your kids to fall in line?

Non-Stop Mom tried this weekend with a letter from The Tooth Fairy to her 11 year old daughter that has gone viral.

“My dearest Emily,

I came by tonight to retrieve your tooth and leave your payment – however, because of the condition of your bedroom, I had a horrible time even getting to your bed safely. Once there, I was unable to locate the pillow, due to the amount of pillows, blankets, and bodies in your bed.

I will have to come by on a different night – perhaps you can take the time between now and then to properly clean and organize your room. I bet if you ask your mother NICELY she will even help you do it.

Much Love,
The Tooth Fairy”

“She’s 11,” she wrote on Facebook. “She doesn’t necessarily believe anymore. But she’ll do anything for money. It’s worth a shot, and I’m grasping at straws.”

Did the letter work? Of course it did as Non-Stop Mom wrote the next morning.

“The girls have actually been busting their butts to get their room cleaned up today (gee, I wonder what caused that???)”

What do you use as motivation for the “non-believers” in your family?

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