The end of the article had the most practical application: parents should use
the tooth fairy as a budget talk time. The economy is bad, and I sincerely hope
we get more financially responsible leaders in office. However, at home, parents
can make a huge difference by teaching children the difference between needs and
frivolities. When I taught school in a city where the tap water was acceptable,
I saw many children from "poverty" level homes taking bottled water
with them to recess so they wouldn't have to lose recess time going inside to
the fountain, a few feet from the door. Most of them brought money to school so
they could buy water and snacks from the recess fairy. Often these children had
dumped most of their free breakfast furnished at the school.
4 years after 'mr hope n change' took over and all we hear about is the bad
economy... and a boat load of excuses.
In think the Tooth Fairy is covered and funded under Obamacare so no worries