My 12 year old daughter refuses to be hygienic!

Elva - posted on 10/08/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

5

0

0

She doesn't care if her teeth & hair are brushed when she leaves the house.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Elva - posted on 10/09/2013

5

0

0

Thanks Ana,

She's been late for school a couple of times because I refuse to allow her to leave without brushing her teeth and her hair. She's very stubborn and strong willed. Most kids would have been pressured by other kids to be more hygienic, but my daughter just gives as good as she gets. I'm going to have to keep nagging her to do these things like any good mom would and hope she starts taking the initiative to do better.

4 Comments

View replies by

Ana - posted on 10/09/2013

464

0

76

Wow.. ok, has she started her period yet?

Well, mom, I would just let her know that she doesn't have a choice in this. She will bathe or shower daily and she will brush her teeth and she will wash her hair. If she is lazy, then you may have to require her to do a lot more in the house so that being and feeling clean feels better once she has gotten dirty cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom!

She will grow out of this at some point. I was a Tom Boy too. But my mom didn't care. She let me play outside until I was good and filthy and then she sent me to shower, wash hair, brush teeth, then I could come eat and be around the house. Not until then.

Just wait till she likes a boy or wants to look pretty like some other girl her own age, then she will perk up a bit..

Elva - posted on 10/08/2013

5

0

0

Thanks Shawnn!

I guess I'm just getting frustrated with her. I was never like that when I was her age, but she does have more to deal with than I ever did. My daughter's diabetic, which makes hygiene all too important. She's kind of a Tom Boy. I don't mind that she doesn't want to fix her hair. It would be nice if I could get her to brush her teeth and at least take 3 showers a week.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/08/2013

13,264

21

2015

As annoying as it is, you need to constantly remind her to brush her teeth. And if she won't brush her hair, cut it as short as you can.

Teenagers are annoying at times, and if allowed an inch, they'll take a mile. Trust me, once they past the "teenager" stage, they straighten out...my now 19 yo is doing fine, but at 12/13 had to be constantly reminded about hygiene.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms