May I always remember that warm August day when my oldest looked at me and said, “mom, something feels weird in my mouth” and I looked to see two adult teeth - shark teeth as they say - popping in behind his very first loose tooth.
At first there was shock and fear. The thought my son’s teeth would look strange forever floated through my mind. After a deep breath and some calming thoughts, I wanted to see again. His very first loose tooth! I instantly and equally felt both joy and sorrow. Crossing this threshold brings my baby boy to a new level of consciousness - a tiny step towards adulthood - and into school age readiness. In some schools of study they call this very event, the first puberty...Read More