My step son is 23 years old and he does not bath.
He does not live with us, however I want him to bath when he is visiting us. What do I do?
I also like to help him to be more acceptable in society by keep a good hygiene.
His dad is a very clean person however mother was the same, did not bath and let herself go... Every time dad mentioned bathing, mom said live him alone!
He is very smart and I don't understand why he chooses to be dirty. My kids never went to bed without bathing... It was natural.
Help is appreciated...
Asked by Anonymous at 10:26 AM on Dec. 16, 2009 in Adult Children (18+)
Answer by Anonymous at 10:34 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
Answer by mamaada at 10:40 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
Answer by Nyx7 at 10:41 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
Answer by auntj at 10:42 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
I hear that we Americans are way too clean for our own good. We bathe so much that we strip our bodies of natural oils. Some people choose to allow their natural oils to flourish. Maybe he puts more stock in important things (to him). You may not like his choice but it seems imperative to the family to respect it. If it bothers you then only invite him over when you are grilling outside. Work around it but have you ever thought that he finds your smell of perfumed body wash offensive? We bog ourselves down with deodorant smells, body wash, shampoo & conditioner, lotions, etc. It can be offensive to the olfactory senses of others. For a while I worked at the local library as a volunteer and many times the bathed patrons came in stinking worse than the homeless. Concentrate on the positive characteristics of this young man. It will make you a better person.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
Answer by lowencope at 10:43 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Dec. 16, 2009