Encouraging Good Hygiene

by Sarah Blakeley

I was starting to notice a telltale sign of my son entering puberty — body odor. So the next time we were at the store, my son and I took a little detour through the personal-care aisle. I told him he was old enough to choose his own body wash, shampoo and deodorant. Giving him the freedom and responsibility to choose the products that appealed to him made him more aware of and enthusiastic about his personal hygiene.


This article appeared in the October/November2013 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2013 by Sarah Blakeley. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.


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