Overdressed boy, underdressed girls

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Overdressed boy, underdressed girls
Thu, 11-11-2010 - 6:42pm

Hi, I'm new here so I'll introduce myself first. My name's Vicky, I'm in Minnesota, and I have a dh Tom, a ds Jason, 15 yrs and in 10th grade, and two dds, Andrea, 14 yrs and in 8th grade, and Sara, 12 yrs and in 6th grade. I usually don't frequent any parenting sites, but I have a parenting question so here I am.

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Fri, 11-12-2010 - 8:21am


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Fri, 11-12-2010 - 8:42am

Welcome to the board Vicky!

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Registered: 05-13-1998
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 9:39am

It is a fashion statement. We live

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 11:34am

My 15 yr old DS is the exact opposite of yours--his body temp. runs hot so even in the winter he wears a short sleeve T shirt to school--he doesn't own a sweater.

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 1:44pm

Okay, I'm the old-fashioned mom here, but I think you as the parent need to be comfortable with the modesty level in your home. I would not want my 15 yo

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Registered: 08-29-2003
Thu, 01-06-2011 - 12:19pm

If you keep your home very warm, I can understand the shorts and tshirt or cami. But I personally would take issue with my daughter refusing to wear bra or panties. Especially given the fact that there is a teenage boy in the home.. and assumingly at times his teenage friends. I also wonder how dad feels about his daughters dressing so skimpily all the time? My DH would have a problem with that with our DD.
As for your son...is he a "skater" by chance? I've seen some boys wearing the winter cap and 'most skateboarders prefer jeans to protect their legs from the inevitable wipe outs. . But not coats and layers. I'd mostly be concerned that he's hiding his body for a reason (like cutting as was mentioned) or hiding something in the coat. If not, then I guess its harmless.