At 10, good hygiene isn’t about standing under the shower for one minute sans soap and then declaring the body fully washed. Or brushing teeth for 10 seconds and swearing it was two minutes. Kids who do this will be outed because, quite simply, they will smell. Puberty’s first great insult is that it exaggerates body odors. So hound your daughter, check for dirt behind her ears, sniff her scalp. She will roll her eyes at you but thank you profusely when she’s not the kid being picked on for stinking up the locker room.
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