It would seem that quite recently your son was a cute little boy who barely reached your waist, was naughty at breakfast and was bad at brushing his teeth, and her daughter considered herself a princess and sincerely rejoiced at the new doll presented by her father as Santa Claus. And now, children of 12-13 years old, they have significantly changed outwardly: strengthened, or vice versa, stretched awkwardly, their psychology and physiology are also inexorably changing.
Teenage years- a turning point in the life of every person, during which the child gradually turns into an adult, full formation and maturation of all organs and body systems occurs. The process of growing up is characterized by serious changes in the endocrine system, hormonal jumps, which will affect the emotional state of the adolescent, as well as the condition of his skin, hair and body. About what is necessaryfollow the rules of hygienein adolescence we will tell in our today's article.
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Due to hormonal changes in the body of a teenager becomes more activework sweat glands, therefore teenagers start to smell seriously enough then. In adolescence, it is recommended to prevent unpleasant smell and excessive reproduction of bacteria on the skin.take a shower twice a day- in the morning and in the evening. Attach a teenager to the use of deodorant, but do not forget to draw his attention thatdeodorantmust be applied to clean skin. Also try to ensure that the childI changed daily clothes: shirts, t-shirts, raglans, panties and socks. All these procedures should become your son’s or daughter’s habit.
Our mother forumchankaMariatells:“I felt that my son is slowly turning into a man, when he finished 6th grade, he was 12 years old then. And I felt it mostly with my nose! After training for football, Dimka started to hit it so much that it simply could not be overlooked. And we have been doing football for three years now, and he was always wet after a workout, but he didn’t smell like that.In general, I realized that a shower several times a day and dezik are our everything, and my husband was also forced to conduct a “intim” conversation. Well, I had to increase the supply of T-shirts - now, as before, the son could no longer wear the same T-shirt for two days in a row, even when using deodorant, she smelled unpleasantly for a whole day. ”
Also in the body of a teenager, the secretion of the sebaceous glands increases, which can lead tothe occurrence of acne, especially on the face, back, and ulcers. Of course, it’s unpleasant for a child to see his face with acne in the most prominent place, and he tries to get rid of them by any available methods, for example, squeezes. Most often, this only makes it worse; the rash spreads all over the face; an infection can be applied to the skin.
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The task of parents in this period is to explain and show how necessaryproper skin care, and what you need to do. Now available on the market for various washing gels based on zinc, with which you can dry and disinfect the skin, as well as to prevent the appearance of new rashes.
If the situation is serious enoughacneIt really bothers a teenager, you should visit a dermatologist or a beauty parlor, where a specialist will find out the cause of the disease and suggest the use of which means or special procedures will help in your particular case.
In adolescence a child may appeardandruff, which is also due to changes in the secretion of the sebaceous glands. If frequent washing of the head with popular dandruff cosmetics does not help, you should also consult with a specialist who will find out the cause of dandruff and help you choose a healing shampoo.
In adolescence on the background of changes in hormonal background on the body of a childhair begins to grow. Haveboyshair appears on the chest and in the armpits, and stubble on the face is also noticeable. The task of the parents is to teach the child to use the razor correctly, to tell what kind of cosmetics are necessary for shaving, not to forget to focus on the hygiene of the armpits.
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Havegirlsin transitional age, hair begins to grow in the bikini area, underarms, and on the legs.The mom should teach the girl how to properly remove unwanted hair by introducing the child to a safety razor and telling about the specifics of depilation creams.
Separately, you need to stay atintimate hygiene teenIn this case, a heart-to-heart talk with a girl is traditionally worth holding to the mother, and the conversation with the boy should be taken over by the father. What is worth talking about?
Even before the onsetfirst menstruation, the girl needs to learn about what it is, and be psychologically ready for this feature of the female body. From a physiological point of view, the child needs to clearly explain what will happen to her, show what sanitary pads are and tell how often they need to be changed, discussed, what is better to wear underwear and how often to pay attention to the hygiene of the genitals during menstrual discharge .
It is important that the daughter is correct in this process, understand that this state is absolutely natural and natural for every woman, and not afraidturn to momin case of any problems or concerns. Do not forget to have a special calendar on which to mark the days of the beginning of the menstrual cycle, because initially it is unlikely to differ in regularity.
And dad will have to tell his son about whatpollutions, when and why they occur and how to respond to them. Also in the context of this physiological peculiarity, pay special attention to the boy's observance of the necessary hygiene of the sexual organ. Discuss with a teenager that the process of growth of his genital organs is absolutely natural, and also do not forget to tell about a possible erection and an increase in sexual desire.
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Our consultant Elena Lukyanenko, a child psychologist, draws attention to the psychology of a teenager.: “Adolescence is a period of contradictions, when it is very difficult, and sometimes almost impossible, to reach an agreement with a child. In the event of a conflict, try not to wrangle with a teenager, no matter how difficult it is for you. Do not shout, defiantly sigh, shrug, show that you are angry, do not persuade, admonish, swear - such tactics never work, but only aggravates protest. Adolescents stop being rude and bold when they see that it is not effective in attracting your attention.So stay neutral, do not answer, refuse to continue the conversation while the child is rude, and, most importantly, try to respond as you always do. ”
Also in adolescence, parents have another important task:maintaining daily regimen and proper nutrition. Of course, the adolescent feels almost like an adult, and therefore rebels against the “kid's” habit of early bedding. However, the nervous system of the child in connection with hormonal changes is experiencing overstrain and without getting enough sleep, therefore it is important to remember that a young rebel needs rest in sufficient quantities, as before.
Also, the teenager begins to expand and the number of "hazards" in his menu, to ignore the obligation of daily full breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Among the whirlwind of communicating with friends and a busy training schedule, the temptation to grab something on the run and rush about your business is great, but just this should be avoided. Parents are importantfollow the baby's nutritionbecause the growing organism is vital to good nutrition, and not just another sandwich.
Of course, adolescence is a rather difficult time, both for a maturing child and for his parents, but he cannot be avoided.Take love as an ally, gain patience, be understanding and you will surely survive this period together, happily and without unnecessary aggravations.