does anyone else have trouble getting there 10 year old to have a shower?

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Jodi - posted on 12/01/2011

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I've never had an issue. The rule is, shower before dinner. Period. I don't entertain an argument, and it has been the routine since they were younger. They know that there is no point arguing against it. I don't think it even occurs to them that there is any option.

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Kelina - posted on 12/02/2011

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my mom had issues with it with me. I hated showering because I didn't like the water on my head or on my face. I also hated taking a bath more than once every few days because I didn't feel it was necessary. Now that I'm older and have had two kids I need to shower more often than I do but I take what I can get lol. any reason he/she couldn't have a bath?

Emilie - posted on 12/02/2011

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My son is 9, I don't know his problem. He likes to take showers and not baths but he will go 2-3 days inbetween showers because he don't think he needs one. I fight and fight with him about this. Sometimes I have to threaten to punish him if he don't take a shower.

Amanda - posted on 12/02/2011

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Why cant he keep having baths? My 12 year old boy still takes baths because he perfers them.

Melissa - posted on 12/01/2011

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yes, he hates to get water in his ears. Fortunately he has not gone through puberty yet, so it is not obvious yet. I did go through the same thing with my other son and when he turned 11 he started showering every morning. I would give it time, there is hope!! Have you talked to your doctor? Maybe there is a reason to why he doesn't want to shower.......

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