Amy - posted on 08/26/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )
I am needing help with my step daughter I know her age is a little older than most of peoples childeren on here. She is 17 and I am so fed up I don't know what to do she lives at home still and she has horrible habits she don't brush her teeth, she don't take a shower and when you tell her she needs to she goes in there and just sits on the stool and has the shower running pretending to take a shower. She won't shave under her arms or wear deodrant nor will she use lotion. Her skin cracks it is so dry at times. She will be on her menstral and use one pad all day. She won't wash her face or hair. I am really frustrated about this because, we don't have those types of habits we don't set examples like that. I have three younger children and they are so embarassed they don't even want to have friends over. I don't blame them this is really quiet embarassing and hurtful that my kids feel like this. I have tried everything I have got her books and talked with her I have showed her th importance of good hygeine. The bad and good effect of hygeine. I have gotten angry I have taken privleges away I have got her into classes. Her dad in't like that either and neither is her Mother. We are really fed up and don't know what to do this is really embarrassing at times. We have really lost patience and I don't know what to do. Please help!!!