Hygiene Issues

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Bath or Shower

B.S. asks from San Antonio

When do you start letting your child take a Shower by themselves? My 9 y/o has no desire to take a shower. He loves taking a bath. Is this normal? To me I don't ca...


Hygiene Habits of Tween: Is This Normal?

T.M. asks from Huntsville

My 11yo DD's hygiene as gone from not-so-great to downright terrible. She used to reasonably good at remembering to brush her hair & teeth morning & night, change her...


Helping Teen with Beauty and Hygiene

J.G. asks from Columbus

I currently work with teenagers at my church. One teen in particular is a precious girl, who does wonderfully academically, and is just a great kid in general. Howev...


Poor Personal Hygiene

B.M. asks from Portland

I refuse to believe this is normal behavior. I have an almost 15 yo daughter that won't shower unless forced. We can get her to if we have something to hold over he...


Too Poor for Basic Hygiene?

L.M. asks from Peoria

So there was this question asked a couple weeks back by now, and it's been in the back of my mind. The jist of it was that someone had to address a colleague about t...


Hygiene Problems

D.E. asks from Atlanta

My 9 year old daughter Britney has poor hygiene problems. She forgets to brush her teeth, brush her hair, closing door while using bathroom, wipe herself after using...


Boys and Hygiene

P.O. asks from Jacksonville

We've heard the nursery rhyme, what are little boys made of; frogs and snails and puppy dog tails, what are girls made of; sugar and spice and all that's nice. I gre...


10Yr Old Niece with Terrible Hygiene...

M.W. asks from Fort Collins

Hello moms, I'm in need of some advice this morning. My sister in law and her daughter are temporaily living with us, and her daughter, my niece, has extremely poor h...


10-Year-old Son Has Lousy Personal Hygiene Habits

S.R. asks from New York

My husband and I are absolutely at the end of our tether with our 10-year-old son! He has always been a very fastidious child, likes to be clean, doesn't mind taking...


Hygiene for Preschoolers

A.M. asks from San Francisco

I have a athletic 5 year old boy and now he is starting to get musty after playing hard. Is it ok to start him on a mild deodorant