So my little sister has had her period for 6mos now. What can I do to help her understand that she needs to keep herself (and her panties) clean? She leaves the same pad on all day and night if we don't stay on her about it, and leaves messy panties on the floor in her bedroom... She obviously doesn't care much for hygeine, she's going into the 6th grade, refuses to shave her legs, wear deodorant, brush her hair or her teeth. Overall, she's pretty much the stinky kid in class, and occasionally wears the same outfit 2 or 3 days in a row! We're not rich by any means, but we're not deprived.. we're clean and do bathe... we've got the washer and dryer to clean her clothes... but she just doesn't care! HELP!Answer Question
Answer by matobe at 1:09 AM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:11 AM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by BJoan at 8:03 AM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:47 AM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by CoolGirlChris at 12:18 PM on Jun. 30, 2009
American Girl book is great http://astore.amazon.com/wwwcjkidzcom3-20?node=9&page=2 Start telling her you noticed how she is growing up and taking care of herself is part of becoming a young woman.
Give her the book with a little bag of goodies (bath and body shower gel, razor etc.) Tell her you remember when you were her age and you wish that someone would have given you this stuff and you hope she likes it.
Give her time to read through the book and use the stuff. If she doesnt, check back with her to see if she liked it and then tell her you are bored and you can play beauty shop or show her how to to shave her legs so she can try out the new stuff.
Answer by momjs at 9:30 PM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by coffee37 at 9:53 AM on Jul. 1, 2009
Good idea MOMJS!! Good point! Ya know Bath and Body Works used to have an American Girl section, with gels and soaps and stuff. It would be a great idea to make a little gift basket with the books and the cleaners. But I don't think they do anymore. Here are a couple links I found for tweens: http://www.aspencountry.com and http://www.jaquabeauty.com. If these are too expensive, then just Target and pick out a bunch of lotions, shampoos, shavers, gels, tween deodorants and feminine wipes and through it all in a cute basket for her bathroom.
Answer by CoolGirlChris at 11:50 AM on Jul. 1, 2009
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