Dear Family Coach: My 13-year-old son has a mustache, and I cannot stand it. It’s more fuzzy than bushy, and it makes him look much older than he is. I’ve been begging him to shave it, but he refuses. Even some kids at school are harassing him and calling him Mustachio. How can I get him to shave it for his own good? — Mustachio’s Mom

Dear Mom: I think you are asking the wrong question. Don’t ask how you could make your son see the err in his facial hair ways. Instead, ask him what that mustache means to him. Here are the possible answers I predict.

The first answer is your son sees the hair, has no opinion about it and thus has no motivation to shave. If this is the case, you will only gnaw away at his self-esteem if you continue to push him to shave. Leave it alone.

Updated: Fri May 12, 2017

Source: Dear Family Coach