When should you let tweens shave their underarms?

wHEN DID you start letting your daughter shave her underarms?


Asked by Saved_by_GOD at 2:42 PM on Dec. 18, 2008 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • My daughter isn't there yet, but I started around the time that I started using deodorant and all that, which was about 11 or 12.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:44 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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  • when she started shaving her legs. lol i let her start shaving when she came to me and asked.she was about eleven or twelve. when i was younger i had really hairy legs and my mother would not let me shave til i was like fourteen or fifteen and it was soo embarrassing i would not wear shorts in the summer cuz i was too embarrassed and i didn't want my daughter to go through that so when she asked i let her/

    Answer by jodi205 at 2:49 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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  • she was 14 when I let her start shaving

    Answer by louise2 at 2:54 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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  • I have a 12 year old. I let her start shaving her legs last year. I started her with an electric razor because I was too hugely pregnant with the twins to teach her how to do it with a regular razor. She can start shaving under her arms when there is something there to shave.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 3:24 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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  • my mom refused to teach me how to shave or to let me do it.So in middle school in 6th grade i believe i was 12 they sent home a package with all the girls a hygiene bag.It had a razor,shaving gel,deoderant and tampons.Well my legs were hairy and i was required to wear a skirt on fridays with a dress uniform(military school) i went behind her back and shaved my legs and underarms.
    I was tired of being teased about it.later she just got over it.

    Answer by ilovemylilymae at 3:54 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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  • About 6 weeks ago. She's almost 11 and the hair under her arms is noticeable. She is a swimmer so I thought we'd better start now. We are giving her an electric razor for Christmas so she can start shaving her legs sometime after that.

    Answer by plclemo at 4:08 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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  • My DD has been shaving legs since 10. She still doesn't have underarm hair (well, last I looked) but as soon as they have hair there, I'd let them shave it.
    Why not?

    Answer by 3gymnastsmom at 5:12 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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  • My DD knows that whenever she wants to, she will let me know and I will get her the stuff for shaving and show her how to do it. She has underarm hair, but it is not noticeable. I will let my kids do it when they want to.

    Answer by Babylove76 at 9:58 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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  • I find it funny that this is a "let" question. My DD started using my razor about a year ago, so I got her one. They know when they are ready and we should listen, as to not cause any undue embarrassment that the coming years will bring.

    Answer by classicgirl at 10:03 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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  • let her shave soon as she has hair under her arms

    Answer by hotrodlassie at 10:09 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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