How much should the tooth fairy pay?
IT'S the parenting dilemma every family will face: How much should the tooth fairy pay kids?
What is a tooth worth these days?
The Sunday Mail parenting jury weigh in. Cast your vote in the poll below.
ELISHA CASAGRANDE: I'd say a gold coin. I've heard of parents giving their kids' notes and I think that's a bit much.
DANI WESTPORT: The tooth fairy is a stupid idea. Why do we keep making up additional fictional characters for children?
Kids haven't actually achieved anything by losing a tooth?
Why do they deserve money? They haven't actually achieved anything.
Do we give a kid a prize when they get their first period?
ELISHA: My daughter is just starting to lose her teeth and she doesn't understand or value money enough just yet to know the difference between a gold coin and a note.
If she was given $2 she'd think it was fabulous.
NICOLAS BONASTRE: We never got money from the tooth fairy.
The French tooth fairy brought us gifts.
That's far better because for a young child money isn't exciting. Value is irrelevant.
ELISHA: I know my daughter would love a letter from the tooth fair.
Something very personalised like the letter from Santa idea, she loves that.
DANI: A letter for the first tooth would be nice. Maybe they should plant it with a seed in the garden and then watch it grow.
But again, I still don't think we need to even pretend a tooth fairy exists.
ELISHA: I do personally think it's a bit ridiculous but as it's such a small and insignificant part of their childhood, I'm happy to play along.
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