Maddie has hit that autonomous stage where she wants to do everything herself.
You know, the "terrible twos."
I'm actually happy about that, but the only problem is although toddlers at this stage want to do everything themselves, they may not be able to handle everything.
I was really struggling trying to figure out how I could allow her to brush her teeth all by herself, yet making sure that they really did get brushed well.
It occurred to me that she also really wants to do everything I do.
So why not let her brush my teeth the way I wanted to brush hers.
So now, we brush teeth together. After I'm finished with mine, and she's finished with hers, we switch brushes. She brushes my teeth and this allows me to make sure her teeth get brushed really good!!
Problem solved. : )