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Shaving her legs aged 8

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Pagen Mon 30-Jan-17 21:00:41

I'm posting this on behalf of a friend. Her 8yr old daughter, like her mum, is dark-haired and has started complaining and becoming very body concious of the dark hair on her legs. Her mum has talked it through with her but the other day found a rim of hairs in the bath. She spoke to her daughter who admitted that she had used her mums razor and shaved her own legs.
Obviously my friend is concerned and upset that her daughter not only has used her razor which is kept up on a high shelf and the children know it's not to be touched, but that she has felt she had to do this at all.
She asked for my advice but I'm totally stumped, obviously she's too young to be shaving but this is a very real problem for this little girl and it can't just be ignored.
I've seen other threads on here about this but not with a child this young. I suggested we post this and ask for advice as to what other mums would do in my friends position.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Mon 30-Jan-17 21:16:05

If it really is noticeable and is impacting on her life then I'd buy her some veet sensitive skin.

Self esteem is so important. This is not ideal, but if it gets her through then hopefully she'll know she's got her mum's support when she's older.

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