All children adore the Tooth Fairy that in some way eases the release of the first teeth. But is it good that the child believes in a Tooth Fairy and at 9 years old? Here’s what experts say. Make sure you book an appointment now.
Same as Santa Claus and Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is one of those traditions that make childhood magical. Many parents with a smile on their face recount how they sniffed into their children’s rooms and put money under the pillow in exchange for the extracted tooth.
Most children lose their teeth by the age of 12, leaving many parents to doubt whether they should continue with the tradition of the Tooth Fairy or simply need to tell the truth to children.
Is the Tooth Fairy real?
The moment the child starts to doubt Santa is very likely to start to doubt the existence of the mysterious Tooth Fairy and this is a normal part of the development process in children. Experts say that children up to 7-8 years of age are not able to identify really from fantasy and therefore believe in all these characters, and some experts recommend that the fantasy should be maintained for longer.
Why is the Tooth Fairy Good for Children?
Even when the child is big enough to know that the Tooth Fairy does not exist psychologists claim that only maintaining this tradition can have a comforting effect on a child and that parents with that tradition should not stop until the child loses all the baby teeth.
Why? Because tooth decay is very disturbing in any lifetime. When we dream of losing our teeth later, we usually have bad thoughts and that’s why the Tooth Fairy can alleviate this transition at any age.
Even when your child tells you that they do not believe in Tooth Fairy, smile and leave a gift under the pillow as soon as the next tooth drops out.
Could the children get over the Tooth Fairy?
If your child is afraid of the fact that the Tooth Fairy will come overnight, then you will let him decide whether he wants or does not want to come to him/ her. Talk to the child whose stories about the Tooth Fairy are afraid of, and you will adjust your tradition to his fears.
Should tradition change as children grow?
Believe it or not, children love tradition and like to feel small, especially when they run into teenage years and when they go through certain changes and therefore some tradition remains the same – untouched.
What if the fairy forgot to come?
Everybody happened to find us children while we are doing the job of the a Tooth Fairy. What then should we do to stop the tradition?
Explain to the child that as Santa Claus has assistant dwarfs, Tooth Fairy has assistant parents who need to check if she is coming or not.