Ask your child to choose how they want to remove their hair. Write down each step they will need to do to remove their hair. Help your child do all of the steps but the last one. Let them do this step by themselves. For example, if you are teaching your child to shave their legs you can:
- Wet their leg with water
- Put on the shaving cream
- Shave their leg with a razor
- Wash their leg
- Ask them to dry their leg.
As your child gets more confident you can ask them to do more of the steps without your help. For example, the next time your child shaves their legs they might wash the shaving cream off and dry their leg.
Not all children will be able to do these steps by themselves. That is ok. It is still important to teach them as much of the skill as possible so they can be as independent as possible.
You can adapt this strategy to teach your child other types of hair removal like using an electric razor or hair removal cream if they prefer to use these methods.