Teens, tweens and personal hygiene
Feb28

Teens, tweens and personal hygiene

Personal hygiene is important for growing kids. I was brought up to shower every day (well, it was a bath when I was little), brush my teeth twice a day and wash my face twice a day. I wore deodorant every day from when I hit puberty. I undid my shoes when I took them off and did them back up when I put them on. I brought my kids up to do the same, really I did. So why the flip don’t they actually do them? I’ll let my...

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Body odour
Aug20

Body odour

We have a delicate situation going on in our house and I want to deal with it sensitively. Yes, my younger son has body odour. He’s only 9 for goodness sake! It doesn’t seem fair. Although the signs have been there for a long time. Incredibly, I first noticed just the tiniest bit way back in year 1, when he was only just 6. He’s been ‘wearing deodorant’ ever since. I’ve put that in speech marks for...

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