Mum asks if she should let her young daughter shave her legs?
Mum shares, “My 9-year-old daughter has always had darkish hair on her legs and a few days ago she said some other girls teased her about it and she asked if she could get rid of her leg hair.
“To be honest, I was completely taken aback – it feels like yesterday that she was in nappies and now she wants to shave her legs. How did that happen? One part of me thinks she is way too young to start on this but I really don’t want her to feel self-conscious about this issue.”
Mums share some helpful advice
The resounding response was YES let her do it to prevent her being bullied. Kids are so mean today
Mikah said, “If she has told you she is being teased or its affecting her in ANY way. – 100% no question allow her, age is nothing.”
Anne said, “Of course! You said she has always had darkish hair on her legs. It’s something she would feel better about if it were gone. Why make her feel self conscious for YOUR principle? It’s an easy fix.”
Kylie said, “Let her shave. My eldest daughter started shaving at age 9 and got her period at 10. Buy her the razors with the little safety wires that helps to prevent cuts. Do one leg for her and then watch her do the other one and offer further assistance if needed.”
Miranda said, “Poor baby kids can be mean. I would let her or maybe even hair removing cream a bit safer then a razor.”
Haylie said, “Yes… Why not if its bothering her.”
Jayde said, “Absolutely yes. There’s some great hair removal creams that moisturise as well. Anything to give her a bit of relief from teasing id definitely do.”
Hayley G said, “If it’s going to cause her to be self conscious and not as confident then I would definitely let her.”
Shanelle replied, “Yes I’d allow her do some sort of hair removal. I was teased in school about it too, it’s not fun. Especially when you know there’s something you can do about it.”
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