Ah. that’ll do it. I grew up with oily skin and hair, no doubt connected to my early puberty, and the medicated shampoos and face creams my mom forced on me certainly didn’t help. Dandruff and breakouts didn’t clear up til I stopped using soap at all; I urge all parents to wash their babies with water only, otherwise you set them up for a lifetime of hair and skin imbalance. No one listens to me though.
Used to get hit (or thrown at) when I was 8-11 if I didn’t let my mom pick at my face with a needle, thought my friend’s mom had that permission when she did the same thing to me in front of said friend. But supposedly my mom gave her no such orders. Needless to say, I haven’t seen that friend or her mom in years, and my mom and I have a fairly tense relationship. She says it’s a good thing I don’t want kids because I “don’t need them”. By which she means I’m a horrible aunt for not using soap, being strongly against vaccination and circumcision, telling my nephew that humans are related to chimps, babywearing my niece and making her “spoiled”, encouraging their parents to homeschool them, and being otherwise anti-pharma, anti-tech, and anti-authoritarian. Yep I’m so abusive.
As you can imagine, I’m also strongly against forcing painful toxic metal oral implants on non-consenting minors. My mom tried to force on me braces too. She never did get me to the dentist after I was 5 though; it wasn’t required to go to my shitty public school, so she found herself threatened by the very violence she taught me anytime she even mentioned some stranger sticking their fingers in my mouth. All I’ve ever had was a little gap between my front teeth from being a thumbsucker. No problems talking or eating, no aesthetic flaw except in the eyes of my mother. A mouthful of metal and plastic would be way more embarrassing than a tiny gap.
Yeah that’s what kids with social disorders need, embarrassing headgear to further reinforce the stereotype of the socially awkward nerd. Bullying is totally the best cure for autism. That’s my attempt at sarcasm, still haven’t quite figured out how that’s supposed to work yet. Okay well I’m done ranting, I get a little riled up over health/hygiene topics, especially when the non-opinions of our All-Knowing-Earth-Killing Elders get brought up. Have a nice day y’all.