I don't want the stinky kid!

Tenacious - posted on 06/24/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My stepdaughter recently turned 10, and it's already clear that puberty is going to hit her like a ton of bricks. Her long hair has gotten oily and dirty-looking (it's a struggle to get her to brush it), she's starting to get BO (it's a struggle to get her to put on deodorant), and recently I noticed she's starting to get breakouts on her chin.

I know this can be an emotional and embarrassing time for kids...but how do I approach her about taking better care of her appearance? We've already given her reminder after reminder about brushing her hair and wearing deodorant every day, but more often than not, she "forgets." She also has refused to get her hair cut and is generally walking around looking like a sloppy mess. My biggest concern is her going back to school and getting made fun of. Has anyone dealt with these situations? Have did you handle it?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/24/2015

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@ anulim Thairl: Funny, those things that you described letting technology do? I managed to handle all of that with human interaction with my children. Amazingly, they turned out JUST FINE without being plopped in front of electronic devices all day.

How about PARENTING. You know, physically and mentally interacting with your kids? It can be amazingly rewarding.

As for the OP: Set up a schedule. Bathing, hygiene, etc. Hang a calendar in the bathroom to prompt memory

Nulkivogel - posted on 06/24/2015

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I am a mother of two children: Lina - Lanya .When I started taking my children to school, I noticed that one of the parents would always be talking about how she uses her iPad for educational purposes. I talked to her to get some advice and a recommendation for an app to help develop my children’s counting.Through her I found DabaDabakids, an interactive 3D pop-up book for toddlers and preschoolers, exactly what I needed. The app just like a real book, allows for page turning.The pages appear as interactive pop-up scenes and focus on learning numbers from 1 to 10, whilst reinforcing the concepts through fun mini games.Besides just learning how to count, the app also reinforces knowledge of colours and will help your child recognise animals. It also helps in the sharpening of motor skills through tapping, smudging and dragging objects on the screen.The primary functions of the app have been phenomenal for my kids.Furthermore the option of changing the language is a great addition for anybody looking to raise their children in a bilingual environment.As a mother I would highly recommend making use of modern day technology to revamp how we teach.

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Nulkivogel - posted on 06/24/2015

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I am a mother of two children: Lina - Lanya .When I started taking my children to school, I noticed that one of the parents would always be talking about how she uses her iPad for educational purposes. I talked to her to get some advice and a recommendation for an app to help develop my children’s counting.Through her I found DabaDabakids, an interactive 3D pop-up book for toddlers and preschoolers, exactly what I needed. The app just like a real book, allows for page turning.The pages appear as interactive pop-up scenes and focus on learning numbers from 1 to 10, whilst reinforcing the concepts through fun mini games.Besides just learning how to count, the app also reinforces knowledge of colours and will help your child recognise animals. It also helps in the sharpening of motor skills through tapping, smudging and dragging objects on the screen.The primary functions of the app have been phenomenal for my kids.Furthermore the option of changing the language is a great addition for anybody looking to raise their children in a bilingual environment.As a mother I would highly recommend making use of modern day technology to revamp how we teach.

I am a mother of two children: Lina - Lanya .When I started taking my children to school, I noticed that one of the parents would always be talking about how she uses her iPad for educational purposes. I talked to her to get some advice and a recommendation for an app to help develop my children’s counting.Through her I found DabaDabakids, an interactive 3D pop-up book for toddlers and preschoolers, exactly what I needed. The app just like a real book, allows for page turning.The pages appear as interactive pop-up scenes and focus on learning numbers from 1 to 10, whilst reinforcing the concepts through fun mini games.Besides just learning how to count, the app also reinforces knowledge of colours and will help your child recognise animals. It also helps in the sharpening of motor skills through tapping, smudging and dragging objects on the screen.The primary functions of the app have been phenomenal for my kids.Furthermore the option of changing the language is a great addition for anybody looking to raise their children in a bilingual environment.As a mother I would highly recommend making use of modern day technology to revamp how we teach.

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