Amanda - posted on 11/13/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My 9 year old stepson goes to the bathroom and gets in the tub, he washes his hair but not his body. You go in after him there is no wash rag and the soap bar is dry as a bone. We have tried sending him back, grounding him from games, timeout, and reading about hygiene and why its important, what can I do? Understand we had him all summer and I got him out of this habit and we were doing great every time but now that he is spending time at his mom's again he's slipping again. He told me he does this at his mom's too and I tried to talk to her about helping me but she got all defensive and is no help. I want to bad to treat him like my 2 year old and just walk in wash him up properly and see if it will embarrass him into doing the right thing but being only his stepmom I do not feel this is appropriate, and his father won't do it I've asked. Anyone any ideas?