OMG - difficult child is really grossing me out now. I've always had to nag her to take her showers, brush her teeth, hair, etc. And I swear, if I didn't tell her to she wouldn't do it - at all! Her teeth look fuzzy. She smells. Her hair is greasy. Her skin is all white and dry and scaly. She's developed horrible exczema. She smells. Oh wait, did I say that already?? Yes, she smells. She's developed this strange odor. It's not like a dirty smell or like an unwashed towel smell - it's different. Sickenly sweet. I don't know how her boyfriend would want to kiss her and I can't understand how no one else smells it or says something to her. She works with the public. What can I do? Last night I sat her down and told her that she MUST shower every other day, that her skin and hair need to be cleaned and moisturized fairly regularly. She needs to brush her teeth. She will breathe through her nose all the way to school (30 minute drive) instead of brush her teeth so she can open her mouth. I will ask her a question and she will hum a response back to me so she doesn't have to open her mouth just so I won't yell at her for not brushing her teeth!! I am so completely grossed out by my own daughter's personal hygiene. I'm sorry, but it's really disgusting to me that she doesn't seem to mind smelling and having fuzzy teeth. She wears deoderant and perfume, but the stink still eeeks out. What is up with this??? H, easy child and I all shower daily but when difficult child was younger I literally had to pick her up and make her stand in the shower to hose her down...once she's in there, she seems to enjoy it. Last week she didn't shower, so I told her she wasn't allowed out until she showered. YOu know what she did? She took a shower, but covered her smelly greasy hair so she didn't have to wash it. And she never put on lotion afterwards - he skin is so dry and ashen and scaly. I am annoyed that she complains about having exczema and yet she does nothing to help herself. I guess that falls in line with everything else - she's supposed to take her Omegas and evening primrose oil but she doesn't. Argh. Anyone else have this problem to this degree and what do you do about it? We're talking about a 17 y/o young adult.