Invincible babies aren’t born, they are built!
We all want healthy kids. In an effort to keep our kids healthy we load up on Purell and antibacterial wipes, buy organic plates and free range napkins and wash our kids hands till they’re raw like an OCD victim that just wanked it.
All of this is having the opposite of the intended effect. We need to get rid of the Purell and let our kids eat the Cheerios they find in the dog bed. We bring our kids to the doc to get immunized against diseases that haven’t been around in 50 years then we bring them home into an environment full of germs and don’t let them touch anything. This is why none of our kids have polio but they all have a new cold every week.
Lets take a que from modern medicine and let a kid immunize themselves from their environment. Don’t just throw away the purell, introduce new germs to build up the immune system. Start off prison rules style. Find the sickest looking kid on the playground and have your kid go up and lick them. When your kid starts chewing on a door handle don’t tell them to stop, challenged them. “Bet you can’t get the whole thing in your mouth.” Try playing games like “whats the sidewalk taste like?” or “how many rocks can you fit in your mouth.”
If you want the seal team 6 of immune systems you have to constantly challenge it or it will get lazy. Scrap the 5 second rule and replace it with the 5 minute or 5 day rule. If you do that everyone in your family will live to a hundred… or die trying.