I have 3 kids, ages 7 (boy), 9 (girl), and 11 (boy). My oldest son never brushes his teeth! It is so disgusting. My other 2 "forget" on the weekends or whenever their routine is messed up because one will use the bathroom in the morning while the other gets dressed and then they switch.
My oldest does the SAME things every morning regardless of the day of the week. He gets up and showers. We have told him to brush his teeth while he waits for the shower to heat up. We have reminded him in the mornings and at night before bed and he will either 1) lie (!) or 2) do ti so fast and so sloppy. I have tried standing in the bathroom with him while he is brushing (and, incidently, the toothbrush comes out bloody because of the lack of brushing). We've tried taking away his electronics. This is not a new thing because for the last several dentist visits, the dentist has talked to him about his oral hygene.
Before you say anything, both my husband and I have wonderful brushing habits. I actually brush my teeth in the mornings, at night, and after meals (I had braces and that habit just kinda stuck). My husband brushes every morning and at night (and after meals where he might have food stuck in his teeth).
We believe in natural consequences but those consequences are 1) him losing his teeth or 2) losing his friends because his breath is DISGUSTING.
What are some things YOU can think of? The kid is 11 and SHOULD know better!