Gilding the kiddie
What a kid wears reflects on the parents.
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24
My friend Tanya's daughter only ever wears one of three outfits. All are pink, two have Barbie on them and one has a Disney princess (I think it's Yasmin?) She is, as you may have guessed, 4 years old.
Most children start expressing themselves with clothes as soon as they can point to one garment or another. For Tanya's girl, 'any colour as long as it's pink' sums it up.
We parents often waste our time and energy trying to wrestle our wanna-be superheroes and fairies into more practical choices. Later we fight with our teens about hair, piercings
, and (eek) tattoos
. And when it comes to peer pressure, we are sometimes worse victims than our kids.
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