You know you're living with a tween when they start spending more time in the bathroom. Or, you may have noticed your child spending allowance money on fancy shampoos or other hair care products.
Forget naval gazing, tween's are all about the hair. Hygiene is an important part of the tween years, and guiding your child is a part of the parenting job. Encourage daily showers and help your tween develop hygiene habits that will help keep his or her hair shiny, clean and looking great. Use high heat appliance such as blow dryers and hair straighteners sparingly, and talk to your child about chemical treatments and how they can dry the hair out and make it dull or frizzy.
It's all new to them, and it's easy to assume that they know more than they do. As usual, patience and guidance are the tools you'll need to help your child embrace yet another developmental milestone.