They’re going through puberty, their skin is breaking out, and their bodies are altering. Teaching children lifelong good hygiene habits is vital. Tweens can be particular and careful regarding sanitation and personal hygiene. Other tweens may benefit from more support to develop healthy habits and routines. Here’s how to manage personal hygiene and develop healthy lifestyle habits.
A Schedule Is Needed
Establishing a daily schedule is the first step in instilling good hygiene habits in children. Your adolescent should wash their hair at least twice a week and take a shower or bath every day. Some tweens may find showering relaxing. Several tweens may need to shower in the morning to start their day and feel more awake than they otherwise would. An active or sporty child or one prone to perspiration must shower at least once daily, if not more.
Help your tween develop a showering regimen that becomes a habit and part of their daily schedule, whatever their requirements.
Good Skin Care Techniques Must Be Demonstrated
Your tween may not know as much about skincare as you do, so explain what your child should do to keep her skin clean and less prone to breakouts. Use over-the-counter acne remedies like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid on your child and show them how to do it properly. Make careful to emphasize to children the significance of a well-balanced diet, plenty of sleep, and regular physical activity.
Describe The Proper Ways To Shave
The time to start shaving for your boy may be a few years away; however, preteen girls may wish to start shaving their legs and underarms even before they reach the teen years. Nobody is born with the ability to shave correctly; it takes time and effort to master the skill.
A battery-operated shaver does the job just as well as a disposable razor and doesn’t necessitate a steady hand. When your youngster is more confident and understands what they’re doing, disposable razors can be used to obtain a closer shave. The same instruction applies to your son when he’s ready to shave. To avoid those painful razor cuts, start with a battery-powered shaver.
Take It Easy on the Fragrances
Tweens can easily go overboard with colognes or body sprays, which can be dangerous. Be sure to emphasize the importance of using only a small amount. Choose an antiperspirant stick that is appealing to your adolescent. To avoid irritating their sensitive skin, many tweens choose deodorant products with overpowering smells. A product that accomplishes its job without irritating the skin is what you should look for in deodorant for children.
Make it a Laughing Matter!
When it comes to fashion, tweens have a great deal of freedom. Cosmetics are the same. Take your tween shopping so they can choose their soaps and shampoos. Remember that the most expensive goods may not always be the best. You may even buy your tween a new set of towels, washcloths, and other bathroom necessities.
Your tween could create or paint their bathroom if they have their room.
Then it’ll be “My Time.”
Bath or shower time can be a time for relaxation for your tween, which reduces the likelihood of a meltdown afterward. During the time spent in the toilet, encourage your child to de-stress, reflect on their day, decompress, and make plans for the week ahead.
Give Your Tween Some Privacy
Adolescents and pre-adolescents have an increased desire for seclusion as their bodies change. You should ensure that your tween gets the privacy they need to feel comfortable taking a shower or bath (from you and their siblings). Tell your child that you are available to answer inquiries, but that you can respect his or her desire to seek information from others, such as family members or peers, or via the internet.
Compliments are a wonderful way to express gratitude.
Your tween should be complimented when they spend time beautifying themselves. People notice that effort and personal appearance matter, and your child should be aware of this.