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Would you allow your 11 year old to shave her legs?

Do you think that is too young? She is half Puerto Rican and pretty hairy! She wants to, but do you think that is old enough?

Fri. Aug 25, 11:47am

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I remember starting to shave my legs when I was in 7th or 8th grade, but I'm fair skinned and the hairs were light. If she's self-concious about her legs and/or if she's being teased by other kids at school, I would let her. Just be sure to teach her how to use short, careful strokes. My biggest worry would be that she would accidentally cut herself. Good luck!

Friday, August 25, 2006, 11:51 AM

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I started shaving my legs about that age. I would let her, why not? Especially if she feels self concious about it.

Friday, August 25, 2006, 11:56 AM

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I started when I was 12

Oh I very much remember the agony of adolescent self-consciousness. I had fair skin and black hair and my mom didn't really want me to, but I told she didn't have to wear shorts for gym class! I bought razors and shaving cream out of my own money and just did it. Other girls can be pretty snarky about stuff like that, so I'm also in the 'just let her and teach her how' crowd.

Friday, August 25, 2006, 12:10 PM

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ok First off I'm now.. I never got what the big deal was. Could some Mother explain it to me please? If she has hair, and she thinks she should, then what is the big deal? Is it one of those mother complex's of trying to keep their kids young?

Friday, August 25, 2006, 12:20 PM

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I started shaving my legs the summer between 5th grade and 6th grade - between elementary school and middle school. All of my friends, pretty much, started shaving their legs then too. I think I was 10, almost 11.

My mom only let me use an electric razor though, because she was afraid that I'd cut myself. I think that lasted about a year.

Friday, August 25, 2006, 12:21 PM

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