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I have a teenager who loves to pick out his own t-shirts. He has his favorite icons like a lot of other teens do. His favorite is the Grim Reaper. He also has a few shirts that have gargoyles and skulls on them as well. He is a good student, good kid, and is not much trouble. He does what is expected of him though like all teens he does have his moments. The problem is that his dad and step mom do not like that kind of style on clothing and have told him they do not want it in their house. He has gotten a some t-shirts with said icons on them. They have also said that those icons represent evil things too. I have no problem with his wearing this stuff and choose not to fight that battle. It is a phase he is going through and he could have decided on a lot worse things to do or even wear. I have also had chats with dad about this kind of icon on clothing but he still says it is evil. What is your thought or thoughts on this? Should a kid who is almost 17 have his say in his clothing choices?