Have you brushed your teeth? O my… look at those long nails! Let’s cut them. Take off your shoes at the door please. Time for bath. Wipe your nose….

We hear ourselves saying sentences like these many times in the course of a normal day. Cleanliness is a big concern for all parents. We want the children, themselves, to adopt and carry out the daily routines of cleaning their body as soon as possible but, it seems to take forever to achieve this….What we might neglect to emphasize is that cleanliness is a virtue and, as other virtues, when we practice it, we feel good not only on the outside but in the inside.