Help! My 13 year old son doesn't want to shower or brush his teeth!

User - posted on 12/03/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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How do I get my 13 year old son to care about his personal hygiene? He doesn't shower, put on deodorant, or brush his teeth without being told. Sometimes I think he doesn't even really wash when he is in the shower. I think the kids at his school must be too nice to tell him he smells bad and I want someone else to tell him because he doesn't care when his dad and I tell him! Everyone keeps telling me he will care when he starts liking girls but I'm pretty sure he likes girls and he still doesn't care! Has anyone else had a similar experience and what did you do to solve it?

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Peg - posted on 12/03/2013

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Oh yes. Boys are a real "B_____". Just keep reminding him. He is 13 and soon his friends and girls will tell him. I use to get calls from the school and I was mortified. Finally it kicked in and he did it on his own.

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