Clothes in public school

Shelley - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Keep my daughter in prayer she is getting picked on because she wears skirts and not pants, She is so shy and timid and people hurt her feeling so easily. Home schooling is not an option for us I want her to be proud of who she is but she backs down and holds all this in. I try to encourage her but she just begs me to keep her home. I know kids can be cruel I hope she can one day stand up for herself and be proud that she is different than the rest....

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Stacy - posted on 09/16/2010

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Dressing for the King is an honor! Way to go for encouraging your daughter to be proud of who she is. My daughter is 13 and gets the same questions. Instead of trying to explain the biblical reasons for wearing a skirt she tells them, in a nice way of course, she wears a skirt because she wants to. This year we are at a new school and the kids actually think it's cool. Seems like all the kids these days want individuality but when someone truly stands out for good reason they pick on them. I will be praying for your daughter. Does she have any friends in the church that are into fashion that she could hang out with? We try to be fashionable, modest, and shop the clearance racks and Salvation Army where we find great deals on modern, great looking outfits. I hope this helps! I don't know how old your daughter is but there is a video on YouTube by Sis. Janice Sjostrand about being a lady. You might watch it first and see if you think it's age appropriate for your daughter. God Bless!

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User - posted on 06/14/2012

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I'd homeschool her rather than lose her to the world. Peer pressure is a evil thing. As long as she is living for the lord she will be fine as an adult.

Callie - posted on 06/23/2011

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i agree with Stacey, dressing for our king is the greatest honor you can receive, and is worth being picked on, even though she is young and may not understand, she will truly feel it was worth it. im the only one that wears skirts to work, and in my family, and they make snide comments about it, but i know who i'm doing it for.

Frances - posted on 05/22/2011

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Can she wear denim skirts or another fabric that is in style? I believe in letting kids fit in as long as you don't compromise.

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Hmm i remember being a teenager and not being aloud to wear shorts to school and having to wear a dress all the way down to my ankles. Was very depressing and i got picked on. Was not a pleasent experience at all.
Please try and think about how important is it to make her wear skirts instead of pants. In the long run does it really matter?
What also upsetted me is that my parents were real strict with me but now with my younger sisters, although they are still very strict, they do let them wear pants and even shorts on sports day. They changed their view on this and i had to suffer for no real reason. It didnt teach me anything jut that my parents did not understand how i felt and that my feelings did not matter at all! I felt very unloved. Im sure you dont want this for your daughter!

Think about your own spiritual journey and what it took to get you to where you are. Give your daughter some leeway as she is just very young in her journey and dont expect her to have that strenght that you have.

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