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Can Kids Use Antiperspirants?
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What to Expect When Your Daughter Starts Puberty

Can Kids Use Antiperspirants?

My twin boys are rapidly approaching adolescence.  Moods are swinging, zits are erupting here-and-there, and oh, yes, BO is making its presence known.  Of course, my younger, sweatier son would be the first to need the Speed Stick.  Because in direct opposition to his brother’s love of the shower, he can turn on the water, physically get in the shower, and emerge with a perfectly dry head.  In other words, hygiene is even less on his radar than his brother’s.   Brushing his teeth is a small victory; getting him to use his “deodorant” is nearly impossible.  Fortunately, he is…

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What to Expect When Your Daughter Starts Puberty

My daughter is eight years old.  She loves jigsaw puzzles, lip smackers, and American Girl everything.  A little girl.  So it’s hard to believe it’s time to have “The Talk.”   Yes, the recommended age is eight.  The thought of sitting down with my second grader to discuss birds-and-bees is, to say the least, unsettling.  When I read this advice I was relieved that age eight was a long, long, year away. But  time flies.  My daughter just passed the halfway point to age nine.  I guess I need to get a move-on. It was so much easier when I worked in family medicine….

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