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Hygiene: Helping Teens Conquer Body Odor

19 May

 

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Parents: Help Your Teen’s Body Odor Disappear

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/16617/parents_help_your_teens_body_odor_disappear.html?cat=25

 

Help Your Tween Conquer Body Odor

http://tweenparenting.about.com/od/physicalemotionalgrowth/qt/Body-Odor.htm

This one was full of great tips.

 

Sweat and Body Odor

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/take_care/hygiene_basics.html#a_Sweat_and_Body_Odor

If you have never been to this site, you are in for a treat. A wealth of information to read, and I see that it now includes audio so that the articles can be listened to (ok, sounds computer generated but still helpful)

About Body Odors

http://www.teenhelp.com/adolescent-development/about-body-odors.html

 

 

A few notes I took from the articles, as well a a few personal ideas I came up with—– we are working on improving hygiene…….

-use deodorant

-wipe/wash armpits and privates as needed throughout the day

-get a quick dusting of baby powder across the body

-drink lots of water

-shower daily

-eat a balanced diet

-brush teeth at least twice daily, including the tongue

-Show children from head to toe how to clean themselves (hold a Mom-inar, or just impromptu while you they are bathing; especially the armpits, privates, feet, and hair

-Keep clothes clean, wash them regularly as this could be a big factor as well (in addition to hormones);

-Wash shoes regularly, wear socks. Freshen shoes up with baby powder or baking soda; set a day weekly to check or wash shoes

-Set a regular day every month or two weeks for shaving

-Make hygiene checkpoints at the prayer times where everyone freshens up, checks personal appearance, and cleans up the house

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Posted by on May 19, 2010 in Life Skills: Hygiene

 

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One response to “Hygiene: Helping Teens Conquer Body Odor

  1. Sumaiya

    May 19, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Assalamu alaikum dear sister,

    I have been a regular follower of your very informative and useful blog mashallah. Sis, will you be able to write a short article on homeschooling as a Muslim mother for our education category please? It can help us a lot in getting to know about homeschooling insha-Allah. Please have a look at our e-mag and let us know insha-Allah. I am looking forward to hear from you sis, Insha-Allah. Take care, wassalam.
    Sumaiya 🙂 [Umm Imran]

     
 
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