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A Mother Wants To Know If She’s Wrong For Not Reminding Her Son To Shower After He Was Humiliated

An important role a parent takes on when having kids, is teaching them how to take care of themselves. Otherwise, they’ll be well into adulthood and still expect you’ll be there to do everything for them.

Hygiene and learning good habits for showering, and brushing your teeth are important parts of that. Apparently, some kids take a bit longer than others for these good habits to develop.

One mother was tired of reminding her kid (15M) to shower, so she decided to stop. Well, that led to a hard-learned lesson for her son when the kids at school started to notice how bad he smelled.

“So, about a few days ago I decided I was done. I wasn’t going to remind him 10 times throughout the day and left him. He did not shower for 4-5 days in a row. He plays sports. He stunk. He still didn’t shower.”

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The mother shared her experience in the popular Reddit forum Am I The A**hole (AITA) to find out if she’s wrong for not reminding her son to shower. Here’s what she had to say:

AITA for not reminding my son to shower, causing him to be humiliated?

OP Explains:


The post struck a chord with readers, many siding with the mother in this story. Here’s how people responded:

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