How to Get Your Teen to Start Bathing Regularly

Follow these tips to keep your home and teen smelling like roses.


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You Will Need

  • A stinky teenager
  • A shower
  • A frank discussion


  1. Step 1

    Take a shower daily

    Take a shower daily to offer a good example for your teenager.

  2. Step 2

    Discuss body changes

    Discuss the changes taking place in your teenager's body that require them to bathe regularly.

  3. Do not make a major issue of out of the topic. Putting too much pressure on your teen may make them dig their heels in.

  4. Step 3

    Discuss hygiene

    Discuss the importance of good hygiene as well as the health risks of not practicing it regularly.

  5. Step 4

    Discuss social ramifications

    Explain to your teenager that their friends will not want to hang out with a person with offensive body odor.

  6. Step 5

    Treat a shower as a habit

    Treat taking a shower as a daily habit that will result in negative consequences if not accomplished.

  7. Did you know? Studies show that no specific food – including greasy food and chocolate – has been proven to cause acne.