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I always thought it's a bad idea to teach children their teeth are worth money when they're out but not pay much attention to their value when they're in.
The kids I've met don't seem to have a good understanding of the value of coins and will see them in the same light as notes.

edit: How do you explain why the fairies collect teeth?
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What about Santa? He teaches kids that it's ok to be friendly with the old stranger who quietly sneaks into your home at night with a mysterious bag.
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Ever since I read The Tooth Fairy by Graham Joyce I find the very idea of her terrifying.
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Make them watch the movie Tooth Fairy with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
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I'm always torn on this sorta stuff:

On one hand, children should have happy go lucky experiences and all the 'magic' that could be brought into childhood. I think it also helps bring creativity, imagination, and wonderment to one's self. It's something that really sticks as you age. Now at the other, kids end up finding these sorts of things are lies only to grow up facing even more. Reality is harsh and unforgiving as many of us don't understand until it's too late.

Are they bad things to teach kids? Not necessarily. Personally, how their parents or guardians present these/tell their kids fiction from fantasy is crucial. Perhaps we are taught such things to shelter ourselves until we are of an old enough age to be presented with reality.

Or life's just a bitch since birth. idk (*ノ´□`)ノ?
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Yes lets kill the imagination of children. Lets take away the fantastical belief in fairy's and make childhood boring because a few kids dont know how to brush their teeth. I for one along with my sister, always enjoyed getting money under our pillows when our teeth fell out, it was awesome.
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Tooth fairy? I never even went to dentist until 23,lol...I didn't have any of that stuff growing up.
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Well just look at the past, my parents used the idea of the tooth fairy however I figured it out fairly early on. I'd say a great deal of my friends were in the same circumstances also, I don't see any negative effects which have or could have arisen from this. I mean it hasn't made me go and sell my kidney because its worth money, it was just a little fun and imagination my parents brought to me. The only downside would be that i probably bought candy with the $1 or $2 coin I got, which is bad for my teeth
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:
I always thought it's a bad idea to teach children their teeth are worth money when they're out but not pay much attention to their value when they're in.
The kids I've met don't seem to have a good understanding of the value of coins and will see them in the same light as notes.

Susan: All right, I'm not stupid. You're saying that humans need fantasies to make life bearable.
Death: No. Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.
Susan: With tooth fairies? Hogfathers?
Death: Yes. As practice, you have to start out learning to believe the little lies.
Susan: So we can believe the big ones?
Death: Yes. Justice, mercy, duty. That sort of thing.
Susan: They're not the same at all!
Death: You think so? Then take the universe and grind it down to the finest powder and sieve it through the finest sieve and THEN show me one atom of justice, one molecule of mercy. And yet... you try to act as if there is some ideal order in the world. As if there is some... some rightness in the universe by which it may be judged.
Susan: But people have got to believe that, or what's the point?
Death: You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?

edit: How do you explain why the fairies collect teeth?

Without the Tooth Fairy franchise collecting them and keeping them safe, the children's teeth would fall into evil hands allowing their minds to be controlled, even to the point of not believing in the Hogfather anymore, which would make him disappear. The resulting belief hole would create all kinds of Small Gods into the world every time an urban legend was mentioned, like the Verruca Gnome, Hair Loss Fairy, Eater of Socks, Stealer of Pencils, God of Indigestion, Towel Wasps, the Cheerful Fairy (aka Gwendoline Smith), the Glingleglingleglingle Fairy, and the Blue Bird of Happiness (a blue bird [a hen, in fact], not a bluebird). Obviously, collecting children's teeth and keeping them safe is extremely important to maintain sanity in the world.


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Ban daylight savings time first, because that's what really annoys me.
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AzazelOfNexium wrote:

Yes lets kill the imagination of children. Lets take away the fantastical belief in fairy's and make childhood boring because a few kids dont know how to brush their teeth. I for one along with my sister, always enjoyed getting money under our pillows when our teeth fell out, it was awesome.


If anything kills the imagination of children, or at least the concept of it, that picture right there does it. If you don't get it, then you need to watch Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works.
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asharka wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:
I always thought it's a bad idea to teach children their teeth are worth money when they're out but not pay much attention to their value when they're in.
The kids I've met don't seem to have a good understanding of the value of coins and will see them in the same light as notes.

Susan: All right, I'm not stupid. You're saying that humans need fantasies to make life bearable.
Death: No. Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.
Susan: With tooth fairies? Hogfathers?
Death: Yes. As practice, you have to start out learning to believe the little lies.
Susan: So we can believe the big ones?
Death: Yes. Justice, mercy, duty. That sort of thing.
Susan: They're not the same at all!
Death: You think so? Then take the universe and grind it down to the finest powder and sieve it through the finest sieve and THEN show me one atom of justice, one molecule of mercy. And yet... you try to act as if there is some ideal order in the world. As if there is some... some rightness in the universe by which it may be judged.
Susan: But people have got to believe that, or what's the point?
Death: You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?

edit: How do you explain why the fairies collect teeth?

Without the Tooth Fairy franchise collecting them and keeping them safe, the children's teeth would fall into evil hands allowing their minds to be controlled, even to the point of not believing in the Hogfather anymore, which would make him disappear. The resulting belief hole would create all kinds of Small Gods into the world every time an urban legend was mentioned, like the Verruca Gnome, Hair Loss Fairy, Eater of Socks, Stealer of Pencils, God of Indigestion, Towel Wasps, the Cheerful Fairy (aka Gwendoline Smith), the Glingleglingleglingle Fairy, and the Blue Bird of Happiness (a blue bird [a hen, in fact], not a bluebird). Obviously, collecting children's teeth and keeping them safe is extremely important to maintain sanity in the world.


Commenting on how hilarious it is that death just argued his own non-existence there.
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No ban. Too impractical and expensive. No real harm is prevented, no real benefit is gleaned.
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The tooth fairy made loosing teeth fun as a kid! I would always look forward to getting a dollar under my pillow. You rock tooth fairy! Keep at the good work parents
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