OMG! The responses on this thread seriously cracked me up.

When one MoM asked for ideas to help with stinky teens, some of the replies were just genius!

MoM shared, “Mums, I need help with my 12yo daughter and 13yo son…. in short, they STINK. I remember the days of them begging to have several showers a day, but boy, have those days long passed. Now it’s a struggle to even talk to them about a shower and they fight over who is going first… I cannot, get them to wear deodorant… they both have roll-on for school and a body spray at home. They say they have it on but we can smell it, and by days end when I get them from school, their BO, near knocks you out.

Dad and I started out talking to them nicely that they need a wash but now we are at that point of being blunt about it. How can we make them listen?”

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Responses will seriously make you LOL!

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– “Drag their sorry arses into cold shower”

– “Tell them their school called and they have had complaints from other students about their hygiene.”

– ‘”Get in the shower and wash your pits or I am coming in there to do it for you!” …you’d only have to do it once and it would never be an issue again hahah!’

– “My aunt and uncle had this issue with one of my cousin’s when we were teenagers. The smell got so bad that it was leaving his room and spreading to other areas of the house where everyone else was. He refused to have a shower so my aunt told him that he could live in the garage until he cleaned himself – took a couple of days with a cold night or 2 and the problem was solved.”

– “Hide all clothes! Naked or clean your choice.”

– “Stop wearing deodorant yourself until they start complaining and explain that’s what they smell like.”

– “Change the wifi & Netflix password.”

– “Can you tell them bacteria is having sex in their armpits?”

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  • Some of the suggestions were funny.


  • Ugh. I’d start off being blunt. Then I’d turn the hose on them. I’m with the mum who would drag them in the shower and do it for them. It would only need to happen once.


  • Made my day reading this! Funny people out there. I’ve had a teenage boy but never had an issue with his personal hygiene


  • Haha. I like the one about the school calling you. I’m dreading the teen years…


  • Some of these responses are so funny. I was lucky that we didn’t have this problem with our boys


  • All these responses are so funny. I had the opposite issue. My son hated to bathe/shower but when he hit puberty, he was having so many and for so long, we had to make threats to pay for the water, etc.


  • Never experienced this problem with my children – they just liked to be clean I guess.


  • Hopefully they get a whiff of themselves and realise. Maybe they need friends to speak up about it to, in a nice way


  • There is a possibility that nylon clothing often in childrens school wear contributes to body odour, wearing organic cotton will help. Also the foods they eat and the drinks they have contribute, a healthy diet with lots of raw salad foods and lots of fresh water can change their ph level in their bodies. No shower or deodorant will stop the cause, it will only mask the problem.


  • Luckily mine love a shower and wear their deodorants :)


  • Had the same problem with an 11 y.o. I told her to go and have a shower. She went and put a jacket with a hood so I wouldn’t know her hair was dry. I twigged because the day was a bit warm for a jacket. She wore the jacket for less than 5 minutes. I had to wash the odour out of it.


  • my step son is the same, I wonder if he was actually taught how to put it on, now the stench is in his clothes.Teach them the difference between deodorant body spray and antiperspirant


  • They HaVE to wear deodorant! Once they get a whiff of themselves they’ll start!


  • I love the suggestion about bacteria! That’d work on my kids.


  • Body odor is one of the most horrible smells so I feel for this mum, and just can’t understand why a 12 and 13 year old wouldn’t be embarrassed about it and want to be clean? I hope she sorts something out!


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