IF YOUR TEEN DRESSES WEIRDLY
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|Thu, 10-02-2003 - 5:15pm|
I don't dress "normally". I usually wear all-black and I wear a safety-pin necklace. i am not goth, i'm not depressed, i'm not suicidal or anything like that. i just like to wear it. i get good grades, and i have great friends (and yes, they do dress "normally") if you have a teen who dress weirdly, PLEASE listen to this! it will make it so much easier for your son/daughter, and probably you.
1) one thing parents need to realize is that not everything that you're kids do revolve around them. when i started dressing the way i do, my parents made it very obvious that they thought that it was because i was doing the whole "teenage rebellion" thing, or that i was just doing it for the attention.
2) one point that my parents brought up is that other kids will assume i'm goth (which i'm not), and i'll miss out on friends because of it. if you agree with this, you really underestimate teenagers. i have a ton of friends who like me for who am, and don't care about my clothes. if anyone would judge me by what i wear, i don't want to be friends with them anyway.
3) lastly, what you need to realize is that they're just clothes! i don't have any sort of message i want to send, and i'm not trying to fit in with some crowd. i just like the look of it. i don't understand why this is such a difficult concept to grasp, but it seems to be. Please, if your teen is like me at all, just try to accept it.