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Father to Son: How to Teach Your Son Proper Hygiene

It’s important that fathers teach their sons proper hygiene as they continue to grow older. Instilling these life lessons while your son is young will help them to become the man you want them to be. While these tasks may seem difficult at first glance, there are a few essential tips that can help you achieve what you are setting out to do.

Shaving

Shaving is one of the most important aspects to men’s grooming, and one that you should teach your son while they are young, particularly when you start to notice peach fuzz on his face. According to the experts at The Art of Shaving, you need to begin these lessons by telling him that hot water applied to the face and then rinsed will help to provide an easier shave. You should assist your son the first few times before having them attempt to shave on their own.

Brushing Teeth

father talking with son seriouslyBrushing teeth has always been difficult to teach kids, but with time and patience, your son will start brushing out of habit. To ensure an easy transition, you should brush your teeth with your son. You can also play some music in the background to help your son stave off boredom while brushing his teeth. It’s important that you teach this to your son while he is young, as it will aid greatly in the development of your child’s teeth.

Set a Routine

As your son’s brain is growing, one of the most essential keys to its development is a routine. The easiest way for your son to learn the lessons that you are teaching him is by following a strict routine. Create different routines for different tasks. As an example, make sure that your son brushes his teeth in the morning and before going to bed. It’s also advisable that your son washes his hands before every meal, which will help your son to associate specific periods of the day with when he needs to wash his hands.

Use Simple Words and Phrases

Your son isn’t going to understand the tiny details and minutia of a proper hygiene, but they will understand phrases such as “germs make you sick,” “shaving will keep you clean,” and “brushing your teeth will keep them strong.” Though this depends on the age of your son, simple phrases will always help you teach them easier, no matter what age they are.

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