when is a good age for a girl to start shaving her legs?

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Tracy - posted on 07/19/2009

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I as my mother did let my kids start to save when they were 12 just before Jr. high school

Ena - posted on 07/19/2009

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dont even mention it! Just wait till they ask and depends on how hairy they r and whether they feel self conscious about it....

Joanne - posted on 07/19/2009

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My daughter is 9 I also went with her decision. She does have a little more hair than other girls her age. She doesn't do it on a regular basis, just when she feels the need. I did buy her the razors and give her a "lesson" on shaving. Since I allowed her to do it and didn't make a big deal about it, I have noticed she has lost interest. Sometimes I think she just wants to grow up to fast. This wasn't a "battle" I felt was important. As you know you have to pick your battles. Good luck : )

Suzette - posted on 07/19/2009

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I HAVE AN 11 AND 10 YR. OLD DAUGHTERS, THEY ASKED ME ABOUT IT AND I SHOWED THEM HOW TO DO IT. I BOUGHT THE RAZORS WITH THE WIRE PROTECTION GAURD ACROSS THE BLADES SO THEY WON'T CUT THEMSELVES.

Katie - posted on 07/19/2009

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I started in 5th grade. I seemed to have a lot more hair than the other girls my age. My mom started me with an electric one for shaving legs ( probably so i wouldn't cut myself and could get used to the shaving process). In about 6th grade I switched over to a normal razor. I am glad I started shaving when I did you can't believe how mean boys and girls can be even at this age..

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My daughter was entering 6th grade at middle school when I allowed her to start shaving her legs and she was 11.

Kim - posted on 07/19/2009

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My daughter just started and she is 13. I decided to let her decide when she was ready and then we set aside time for getting a nice razor and having a lesson.

Denise - posted on 07/19/2009

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My daughter started shaving her legs when she about 13 years old. (she is 17 now) We discussed it for about 3 months or so before she started. I have always felt that the "self-consciousness/embarrassed" guideline mentioned by Maria Sumner was a good indicator, along with consideration of the individual young lady. I would say it would probably not be an issue until she starts Middle School, where she is having P.E. class with other girls who are probably already shaving and can be critical. Also, my daughter is a dancer and found that she reached a point where hairy legs were very uncomfortable under tights! lol. Ultimately, you and she will know when it is the right time for your daughter.

Marla - posted on 07/19/2009

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I was wondering about this too recently but decided the best time will be when she starts becoming self-conscious and embarrassed about it.

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