My husband and I have noticed different smells coming from him and even his room. It started with his feet, but has progressed to his whole body. So what’s a mom to do?! Well this mama needed some major reinforcements and lucky for me Old Spice came to my rescue.
Old Spice knows that according to ancient boy-law, “If something is cool, moms can’t like it. If moms like something, it can’t be cool.” Who better to explore this one-of-a-kind dynamic for today’s world than OLD SPICE! The truth is Boys can’t wait to grow up and spread their wings, and truly test their moms along the way. Here are just a few examples, as uncovered by the Old Spice Mom/Son study!
It’s true … a lot of boys have Secret Social Media Accounts. Nearly 2 in 3 moms (65%) and 68% of sons (ages 10-17) believe that more than half (50%+) of teenage boys have secret social media accounts.
Growing up means a lot of “new,” and many awkward mom/son conversations. 56% of teen boys say they’re uncomfortable talking to moms about body odor.
She Wants Showers, He Wants Car Keys. Moms know the importance of good grooming when it comes to raising a boy to become a confident man. In fact, U.S. moms believe the biggest sign that a boy is becoming a man is when he showers or bathes without being told (29%). For boys, the biggest signs are when he gets his driver’s license (23%) and shaves for the first time (23%).
Hug it Out. The majority of U.S. moms (58%) believe it’s acceptable for a mom to show affection to her teenage son anytime, anywhere, whereas the majority of sons (59%) believe it’s only acceptable to show affection at home. Even more telling – 18% of sons say it’s “never” acceptable for moms to show affection.
Old Enough to Move Out. Most boys (50%) think they’re ready to “leave the nest” by the time they’re 18-19, while the majority of moms (38%) want to keep sons under their eagle eyes until they are 20-22 years old.