Tieast - posted on 07/27/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
With the summer months comes hot sweaty days. Our kids are out and about playing and doing their thing, oblivious to the 'hot,sweaty' smells that they bring home with them.
My oldest daughter said that in camp yesterday, her camp director told some of the kids that they need to make sure they put on deoderant daily (and bring a travel size with them on swim days) because they smell. Ooch!
My daughter has been wearing deoderant for the past year. Why, because at some point she needed it, also, I wanted to protect her from any comments before someone said something to hurt her feelings. Yes, it was a process for her to get use too, but every morning, I'd remind her to put her deoderant on just like I remind her to brush her teeth or put on lotion (that is something she's been doing since about 5 due to her eczema).
Are we not teaching our children to take care of themselves and be aware of their hygiene? Why must we have other people tell our children that they need to check their hygiene habits? When is the best time to have a discussion about personal hygiene?
I would like to know what others think.