'You're Wearing What?!' Setting Limits on What Your Kids Wear
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When I was younger, I remember a few times when my mom sent me right back up the stairs to change outfits because she thought my attire was inappropriate. Though I must admit when I was in elementary school, I insisted on wearing nothing but Nike sweatpants and sneakers, so my mom at times encouraged me to wear "nicer" clothing to school. But I always wanted to play sports on the playground and those "nicer" outfits would never do. But as I got older, I did push the envelope a few times. When I was in high school, I remember wanting to wear a super-short prom dress to the dance. I was all excited to wear it until my mother gave it two-thumbs down and told me to return it and to try again. That brings me to this week's moms talk.
Where do you draw the line when it comes to your kids' clothing? A friend of mine shared the article 'Parents, don't dress your girls like tramps' with me and it got me thinking. Why do young girls want to look so sexy, and are parents to blame, or is it the fault of the media? While young girls may dress provocatively, boys are also criticized for wearing baggy pants that fall down and show their bottoms. The article points out that someone must buy these clothes for kids and that someone is usually mom or dad. So, have you ever told your kids to change an outfit you deemed inappropriate and did you buy it? Does your family have rules about clothing? What’s the biggest problem that you see when it comes to your child’s wardrobe?