Help needed - getting teen to pick the correct size clothes!

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Registered: 12-16-2001
Help needed - getting teen to pick the correct size clothes!
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Mon, 10-31-2011 - 6:17am

Hi all - thought I was done w/ the teenager board for a while.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Glad you two had a wonderful shopping day together and that humor overtook the situation enough for her to go find some great clothes that will no doubt help her self esteem!
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Registered: 09-30-2011

I'm so glad to hear that shopping went well and that it was a great day! Thanks for coming back to update! :)

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Registered: 12-16-2001

My niece is

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Registered: 09-30-2011

Happy birthday to your neice! How did the shopping trip go?

Lisa

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Registered: 12-03-1999
To say nothing of the fact that, even tho I could, at one time, fit into my teens' jeans, I would not have been caught DEAD doing it. Regardless of the size, clothes marketed to and designed for a teen, are not appropriate for a middle age-er.
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Registered: 01-06-2000
Oh...I may be too late....but I have to say that I would be terribly hurt and offended if you did what you are suggesting.

Oh look...they are too small for you, but look how good *I* look in them.

I really think you are hitting a real danger zone with that idea.

Far better to find her a better pair and let her realize how they fit better, feel better, cover better - - than to essentially use her pants as a way to brag and be "better" than her.

I know that is probably not your intent. But, I would have a very hard time not reading it that way, and I think most overweight girls would feel the same.
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Registered: 12-16-2001

Good morning everybody,

Seems I went MIA after I posted this, I apologize.

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Registered: 12-16-2001
..."no one knows what size you are wearing--they only see how you look and people look much thinner when they are wearing the appropriate size, rather than being stuffed into clothes that are too small."

Exactly! :)
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Registered: 12-03-1999

Lane Bryant may have been for women years ago, but these days, it's all about teens & 20's.

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Registered: 08-08-2009

You are a very special and good person to open your home and pour your life into hers.

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