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|Thu, 01-03-2013 - 7:17am|
Just courisous if any of your kids have uniforms and how you feel about it. Got a survery from school last night and I guess they are considering it and well they gave us LOTS of notice, meeting is Monday (insert eye roll). I'm not a fan of the idea. DS has sensory issues, they are a LOT better now but when he was entering kindy I dismissed some options because of the dress code. One school not only did you need a uniform but a specific pant that required a belt. At 5 his motor skills were still delayed and he couldn't handle pants with buttons or zippers let alone a belt. Can imagine how many more accidents he would have had. But our bigger battle was the softness of the clothes. Hard enough shopping on a budget then add the sensory and if a uniform was in place from kindy to 2nd grade our mornings would have been HORRIBLE. They were bad enough.
I'm more open to it I guess in older grades but at the same I do think kids should be able for some self expression so maybe I am more for a stricter dress code. I will admit I see a LOT of pushing limits. His school is k-8 and will admit some kids are not dressing appropriately and I know in middle school peer pressure and dress and so on but I personally don't think unforms are the solution. From my understanding yes you can get cheap uniforms but you get what you pay for. You can spend more buy less but what about families that don't have washer and dryers at home. Thats more trips to the laundry mat and chances are those familes are the lower income ones you are trying not make feel bad because they can't afford the designer labels. We aren't poor but we aren't rich. I shop on a budget and I know what brands fit in my budget and last. I also know how to scoop a bargin on those pricey lables.
DS is worse on shoes then he is on pants and I was buying new pants every other month and it also seems they will addressing footwear too. You know how hard it is to find non tie shoes in bigger sizes and yes we HAVE taught him to tie his shoes but with his motor skills its a 50/50 shot he does it and when he doesn't he gets fustrated and melts down...hmmm that will draw attention to a kid.
Personally I think schools use the label thing as an excuse. Like I said I agree there is an attire issue at his school and if you saw what some parents come to school functions in it wouldn't surprise you. I actually excuss school drop off because I get some morning you are just lucky to get out the house let alone out of your PJs, but if you are meeting your kids teacher is that really the impression you want to leave. Oh and one mom looks like she comes from her job at the strip club. I try to work with our sensory issues so he is at least presentable and thats part of my role as a parent. Teach him whats appropriate and what isn't to wear in puble...