Friends, can we talk for a moment about something serious?
Something that is a constant struggle in our household, ever since my son became a teenager.
Yes, you read that correctly, there is a teenager currently living in my house.
I love him dearly and he may not be particularly happy that I am sharing this, but I can’t take much more.
Now don’t get me wrong there are many things that my dear son does right, but there is definitely something he does wrong that I had to address.
He takes way too long in the shower, which is what prompted me to write this post on the 5 ways to teach a teenage boy how to shower faster.
Do you have this problem in your home?
I am going to rant here for a moment, but I find it so frustrating that a teenage boy can spend up to 25 minutes in the shower, get out and then I discover he may not have even washed his hair.
Now I know I am not completely innocent as I generally take longer showers, but as I have explained to my son many times I have longer hair to wash plus body parts to shave.
Normally he likes to shower in the morning before school with his background music being me yelling outside of the bathroom door for him to hurry up, but not anymore.
It’s finally time for him to learn how to shower faster, and if you have a teen like mine you may want to read on for some tips.
5 Ways To Teach A Teenage Boy How To Shower Faster
1. Install a digital alarm clock in the bathroom.
I love this simple yet effective water proof suction cup style alarm clock. No more screaming and arguing in the morning at your teen, instead set the bathroom alarm and let them know when it goes off, so does the shower.
2. Shower caddy.
Get your teen a shower caddy (it’s never too early to prepare for those college days) and fill it with their favorite toiletries. Then your teen can’t claim they had to spend time searching for something while wasting time in the shower.
3. Talk with your teen about how important good hygiene is (especially once they hit the dating age)
In order to look and smell clean, teens don’t have to stay in the shower for a lengthy amount of time. They should learn how to take an efficient shower by being sure to concentrate on washing their armpits and groin area first (where sweat loves most to hang out at) and then move on to scrubbing up those other body parts.
4. Purchase multi-purpose products.
I am a huge fan of multi-tasking products because they can be such time savers.
I have started buying my son the Dove Men + Care line because they offer fresh scented, dual purpose products like Body + Face Wash and Shampoo + Conditioner, which should making showering faster a breeze (key word here being should).
5. When all else fails and the showers haven’t gotten any faster and you find yourself losing your voice due to yelling hurry up over and over again outside the bathroom door, then it is time for tough love.
Turn off the hot water, let the cold water flow and watch your teen shower the fastest you have seen him shower in your life (mean Mom over here)!
Does your teen, you, or someone else in your home tend to take long showers?
Here are some other teen related posts:
- 5 Simple Ways To Teach Your Teens Good Habits
- How My Teen Reminded Me Kindness Matters Then and Now
- Dear Moms of Teenagers You Are Not Alone
- What You Should Know About Parenting Teens