Appearance isn't his thing

My 12 yr old refuses to care about his hygiene and appearance and it drives me crazy. If I don't tell him to get in the shower he won't. If I don't make him take his laundry down to be washed he won't and will continue to wear clothes back to back. Why is this? Is this a normal preteen thing? when will it stop!? I literally have to stand and oversee everything i want him to do.

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Shauna
04/29/15
Shauna
I don't understand this at all. I buy him new things constantly and he'll wear the same 5 items all week until i steal them and wash them. I nag and nag and he still doesn't get it. His socks were so stiff one day i was afraid to put them in my washer.
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    04/30/15
    Shauna
    I hope so too.
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      04/30/15
      Kristina
      I'm having troubles with my 8 year old too....His dad is completely the opposite. Maybe make it fun and get him some cologne or some cool shower wash.
      http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/take_care/hy…
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