My 14 yr old SD lives with us full time and I do 99% of the shopping so before anyone says anything - yes I'd be the one purchasing these items. Even though we've had several girl to girl talks about hygiene nothing is working. She doesn't tell me when she's out of deodorant, razors, tampons, etc. Instead, she uses my stuff. If someone has used the last of the toilet paper and she goes in next - she won't get more toilet paper she just won't wipe. Periods are horrible. I find bloody underwear and pants all the time! Yes, I do make her wash her own clothes when she does that but still. She's had a period since age 11 ...why is this still an issue? Laziness? Is it the "I don't care" attitude? I am easy going person and she knows all she has to do is say "hey, I'm out of deodorant" and I'll pick some up for her. It's not a big deal. I just can't get her to say it and stop using my stuff.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:14 PM on Mar. 3, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
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I do ask her before I go to the store. She says no and puts her head down. I know she is embarrassed - especially about the tampons. I use to be too. But I personally think it's more embarrassing walking around school with a big red stain in the back of your pants. (That happened last week and she had to borrow pants from the school nurse). So today I did a walk-through of the bathroom to see what we needed (it was pay day anyway) and bought stuff I know she needs. So it's done. But I'd like this to not be an issue anymore. Oh and about a month ago we did have SIL (her Aunt) talk to her. She went to nursing school so she went over what happens if you don't clean yourself properly, periods, and sharing stuff. My SD said she understood and said they talked about all of this in health class ...but something somewhere is not clicking.
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