Shauna - posted on 04/30/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
My 12 yr old daughter will be going to Middle School next year and she just doesn't want to take care of herself. It's a battle to get her to brush out her hair every day. We've even put brushes in her book bag, but no luck. She's been like this as long as I can think of. She loves sports, and that's great, but her favorite thing to wear is long basketball shorts and a plain t-shirt. It looks horrible unless you are actually working out. I can't seem to get her to wear anything to school except for tennis shoes. I have purchased her other shoes in the past but she will only wear the tennis shoes. She puts her hair in this low pony tail with pieces falling out everywhere. It's centered down the middle, and looks a complete mess. I have taught her how to put it back but she just doesn't care at all. Any suggestions? I've tried talking to her about how she will be embarrassed and made fun of in middle school, but she just says "I know" and nothing else.
-Mom in need of some help!!