Leg Shaving

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Registered: 02-04-2004
Leg Shaving
Wed, 02-04-2004 - 8:16am
My 10 year old daughter has asked to start shaving her legs. Too young?
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Registered: 01-21-2004
In reply to: swilvia
Wed, 02-04-2004 - 9:31am
Unless they are really hairy and she is self conscious about them NO WAY!!!! I hate having to shave my legs all the time :0) Tell her it's not such a great thing and she'll have her whole adult life to have to do it (he he he) I need to move to Europe. Then maybe I could let them go for awhile :0)

Have a great day.
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Registered: 05-02-2003
In reply to: swilvia
Wed, 02-04-2004 - 11:40am

Hello and welcome!!

I don't have a daughter but I would look at not only her age, but her maturity level to determine if she's ready to start shaving.

Sherrie Rainbow

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Registered: 10-18-2003
In reply to: swilvia
Wed, 02-04-2004 - 12:05pm

My daughter started shaving her legs in fifth grade.


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Registered: 05-03-2003
In reply to: swilvia
Wed, 02-04-2004 - 12:10pm
DD 11 in two months, started shaving her legs this past summer. We are in Texas so she wears shorts or capris alot, also she is in dance and gymnastics. Her friends started shaving at the same time, so we let her start as well.
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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: swilvia
Wed, 02-04-2004 - 2:52pm

My daughter is 9 and I have decided that when it becomes an issue for her I will let her shave them. If she just ask once I might try and talk her out of it, but if she persist I will let her. I think each child is going to be different on this. Some will mind the peer pressure more, some are going to be hairy than others earlier and of course darker haired girls are going to start


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Registered: 08-20-2003
In reply to: swilvia
Thu, 02-05-2004 - 8:21pm
My DD turns 10 next Tuesday and has been bugging me to shave for a while now...I really would like her to wait until at least 6th grade...however if she keeps consistently bugging me then I will let her when is set to go into 6th grade!

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Registered: 01-16-2004
In reply to: swilvia
Sat, 02-07-2004 - 2:02am
I've been struggling with this one too. DD won't be 10 until the 24th but she started getting leg hair at about 8 1/2. She's extremely self-conscious about it and refuses to wear shorts (even in the summer). I just think it's too early to start. I keep getting mixed messages from my family. Some say she's too young others say let the poor girl shave.