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How to Get Your Teen to Start Bathing Regularly

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


  • Step 1: Take a shower daily Take a shower daily to offer a good example for your teenager.
  • Step 2: Discuss body changes Discuss the changes taking place in your teenager's body that require them to bathe regularly.
  • TIP: 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.
  • Step 3: Discuss hygiene Discuss the importance of good hygiene as well as the health risks of not practicing it regularly.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FACT: Did you know? Studies show that no specific food – including greasy food and chocolate – has been proven to cause acne.

You Will Need

  • A stinky teenager
  • A shower
  • A frank discussion

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