I will admit that the first time one of my girls told me that they needed to get some deodorant it took me by surprise. It was a day after P.E. class and as I hugged her to tell her that when the P.E. teacher was referring to the smelly kids and that she couldn’t point them out by name, I realized that my kid was one of the smelly kids.
Gone were the days of inhaling their scent deeply while they slept. Now we were in a world of training bras, deodorant, forcing showers on them every.single.day, shaving, and dealing with their ever changing bodies.
I admit that it was overwhelming not only to them, but for me as well. I don’t remember having to deal with all of these “smelly kid” issues until I was a teenager, but then again my house growing up was a bit more ventilated than ours was.
Thankfully the folks at Unilever have made it a bit more easier for you to navigate the tween highway by sponsoring the Don’t Fret the Sweat Facebook page where you can learn from experts and parents who have been in your shoes. And coupons…did I mention the coupons?!?
While the tween years are scary for you both, rest assured that one day they will remember to put on their deodorant every day without you asking, they will shower more often than you think necessary, and change into this wonderful (not so smelly) young adult.
Disclosure-I am being compensated for participating in the Don’t Fret the Sweat Campaign