I'm not convinced she will be able to handle a regular razor with comfort due to her extreme nervousness about it all. Why was something as simple and natural as leg hair making me squeamish? I really feel like she needs to address it. A fat girl is usually ugly and exterior looks are more important sometimes that what a real person can offer. I noticed it today and, while, yes, I am conforming to society norms. If it feels weird to be nude you can always wear a bathing suit. She will thank you for it years down the road! Minor boys dressing as girls may be okay in some situations and inappropriate in others.
Despairing girl, nine, wants to shave her legs. She has talked to me about shaving, but is very nervous about cutting herself. In fact, you might nonchalantly point out that it will probably be more uncomfortable when it starts to grow back. Edited by greenttby - Apr 12 2007 at 8:21pm lovel1900. This site is published by BabyCenter, L. Anyone who floated the idea of having their 12-year-old daughter undergo plastic surgery would be berated and begged to refrain rightfully in my opinion! If it's really bothering her that much I would recommend a brazilian wax job instead although the woman administering it might look at you both like you're crazy. My girls have never cut themselves with it.
What about guys who like a smooth shave on their legs, armpits, arms, chests. I did shave it the first time because it was so thick. So, I am not here to tell you that shaving your armpits is wrong, but instead, I am here to tell you that my psychology is wrong in the first place. My underarms, instantly became dark and thick after. I wish my mother would have said here's a razor, shave your underarms. I'm quite sure I won't be the one to radically petition and start a movement. Instead of setting an age limit, I'm keeping the lines of communication open until it actively becomes something that bothers my daughter.
This summer when she wore tanks or short sleeve shirts I could not stand to look at this blonde hair under her arms. But, what do sundresses require on growing little women? It's more of a personal choice at that age and if she has begun to think about it and notice it, maybe it is a good time for her to start if that's what she wants. I'm sure armpit waxing is quite safe after all you're not breaking the skin. I can speak from starting waxing in 5th grade and now being in my 50's. I would say it depends on the girl somewhat. Do it one by one starting with right.
Prior to World War I this meant scalp and, for an unlucky few, facial hair. Lately she has been complaining that the kids at school are making fun of her 'mustache'. If she were in another culture, the hair removal would be automatic. Then you take your shaver and shave it. Anonymous wrote:So I will be the lone dissent - my daughter started shaving armpits at age 9. I think things are so different now than they were before so although people in their twenties are saying they started later in life, that's not necessarily how things still are today. Like the pp, my daughter shaves her armpits, but only because she has the hair there.
Especially if she is 10 or older. It makes the hair regrow softer and much more sparsely than shaving. I help care for a 7th grader, she wanted to shave too, but her legs are a dark blonde, short, and few-n-far between hair; I gave her my story, she seems more comfortable with not shaving. Your daughter will end up figuring out her own sexual identity anyway and it sounds like she has a good example to follow. I don't know if I would even bring it up with her.
Yet it has become 100% the norm for preteens to get braces for purely cosmetic or aesthetic reasons, to the point that we don't even think about it anymore, despite the price and physical discomfort. She has talked to me about shaving, but is very nervous about cutting herself. I remember reading Marcus Aurelius Emperor of The Roman Empire saying the tolerates shortcomings and failures in others be they tolerate it in him. I forgot to mention that these blades are very expensive, but seem to last longer than the cheap, generic brands. I don't think the pit region is an area when you can go by age, more of a when the hair appears if ykwim. She's started noting the growth of hair on her legs, and while she hasn't outright asked for it yet right now , I can tell the conversation is coming.
Disease, barbaric, trendy, Betty Grable, marketing, and a variety of other no longer known excuses bounced along my screen. Armpit hair grows in every direction so shave up, down and across to get the cleanest, closest shave. She didn't ask - bc I didn't think she knew to ask. The other day, I was at the beach and I noticed a young woman with hair in all of the places that made me shiver. Anonymous wrote:So I will be the lone dissent - my daughter started shaving armpits at age 9.