Helping Your Child Take Care Of Their Appearance

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    Helping Your Child Take Care Of Their Appearance

    The last thing any good parent wants is a child that’s not confident or insecure when it comes to their appearance. Ironically, this doesn’t stem from helping them develop an awareness of the way they look, but rather ignoring it at an early stage. The idea is not to have them obsess over every detail and spend two hours in the bathroom every morning, but rather to simply develop good habits.

    These habits will not only help them look better. They’ll also see a significant improvement in their mental and physical health, especially in the long term. They’re all fairly simple and cost-effective, if not free. So, take a look at the steps below and do your best to implement them – your kids will thank you for it.

    Hair Care

    Most US schools are pretty lax when it comes to hair rules, so kids tend to go wild and do some truly preposterous things when left to sort their hair out themselves. The negative effect here is the potential for permanent damage stemming from dyes, bleach, and too much product. They may also be left in a situation where they want to change their hair back but can’t without shaving it all off.

    Simply head over to a website such as My New Hair Styles and find a modern, clean, and versatile style that suits them. Add in a simple care routine that involves the right amount of shampoo/conditioner and your child will enjoy the benefits of healthy, easily maintainable hair.


    This often-overlooked aspect of anyone’s appearance is more important than you think. After all, nobody likes dry, flaky skin covering hands that have dirt-riddled nails. To get started, simply purchase your kids a good pair of nail clippers and in the case of girls, a nail file, along with some moisturizer.

    Teach them how to take care of their hands and nails and they’ll reap the rewards in the future. Any basic moisturizer will do, but you can make it more fun by providing one that smells great. In the same light, get a liquid handwash – they’re much more convenient and hygienic than soap bars and kids will be more likely to wash their hands more often.


    Teeth are an extremely important part of any child’s body that when not taken care of, can cost them tens of thousands in dentistry fees in the future. If there’s something you should be investing in, it’s dental care for your children. Be sure to use an appropriate toothpaste for starters. Ask your kids if they have sensitive teeth and provide the appropriate paste if they do.

    Ensure they floss every night and avoid significant sugar consumption while encouraging healthy calcium-rich foods such as broccoli, cabbage, and the occasional dairy. If their teeth aren’t looking good, be sure to head to a dentist as soon as possible to avoid larger fees in the future.


    So, there you have it, three simple but important aspects of your child’s health that when maintained, will make them very grateful for your efforts when they grow up.

    What else do you do to help your kids stay healthy?

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    Written by Jenson Phillips

    Hi, I'm Jenson. Father of two and living with OCD, read my musings on coping with both and maybe pick up some advice for yourself.