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Your Child’s Personal Hygiene Habits


How soon should your child start wearing deodorant?  How often do your kids floss?  And will they ever remember to do this stuff themselves??

Personal hygiene is an important collection of habits.  It can take time to develop routines to the point where things seem more automatic.  (I hope I’m not still reminding my 7-year old to brush her teeth when she’s a senior in high school.)

Certainly, every kid may need a different amount of support for these tasks.  But by mid to late elementary school, you should be able to stay at least somewhat hands-off.

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Your Child’s Personal Hygiene Habits

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  1. I took a bath once or twice a week and didn’t wear deodarent up until middle school (6th grade). I also didn’t floss until I was an adult. Never had any major problems. So I don’t think it’s a big deal if you can’t get your kid to do those things.

 

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