My daughter is 10 1/2. I have explained to her the importance of personal hygiene but I find that unless I'm constantly checking up on her she does not brush or bathe well, and getting her to wear deodorant and keep her hair brushed is like pulling teeth. I've tried explaining to her that her body is creating new smells at this age, and tried coaxing her from an appearance standpoint since she is becoming increasingly concerned with her looks. I don't like to go too much into appearance though, as I try to walk a fine line between being concerned with what others think versus being the best she can be to please herself. I've let her pick out her own shampoos, body washes, deodorants, toothpastes, etc. to get her "excited" about hygiene but still she lacks the routine. Any suggestions?
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Buy her The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library). My nine year old girl couldn't put it down and is now much more into taking care of herself.
It also describes menstruation, so if you buy it, be ready for that discussion.
Very good book!!!
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