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What's your little girl wearing???

Updated on January 15, 2013

Parents, please be mindful of what you allow your daughters to wear. There are some clothes that are very inappropriate for young girls and will attract the wrong kind of attention. It’s sad but there are grown men out here that prey on innocent young girls and try to use the fact that they look older as an excuse. “It takes a village to raise a child” so please do your part.

So many girl dress very provocative and inappropriately these days and I just can’t help but wonder why. Some say it’s because of the parents not paying enough attention. Others say it’s the fact that parents let their children have the “say so” to cut down on arguments. It’s even thought that the influence of celebrities have made it hard for girls to know their self worth and that they don’t have to dress a certain way to feel accepted. There are quite a few female celebrities that young girls have as role models. Even though I don't agree with what some of them do, I don't judge them. I'm sure they have their own reasons as to why they dress the way they do but I have a daughter and I am going to try my best to monitor who she looks up to. If girls see other girls and women wearing certain things on tv and in magazines, they seem to think it's cool and they can wear the same stuff. Where can we as parents draw the line?

Some girls develop early and it's just adding fuel to the fire by allowing them to dress a certain way. Even though fashion plays a big role in lots of young girls lives, their attire doesn't have to be tasteless. There are plenty of ways to be fashionable while still dressing in a respectable and age appropriate manor. Growing up, my dad used to always tell me "Just because they make it in your size, doesn't mean you should wear it." Back then I didn't understand what he meant, but now as a grown women I totally understand. I think that issues with our youth have gotten way out of hand and there is an easy solution. Slow down and take time to find out what your children are interested in and let them see that you genuinely care. Some parents live very busy lives but your children are very important. At times I have to stop what I'm doing and make an extra effort to spend more time with my children. Even after working all day and coming home to house hold duties I still recognize that they need me to guide them in the right direction while they are young. I just wish all parents felt this way.

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    • snapbackbetty profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiera Exum 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks LongTimeMother! She is so excited. lol

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      LongTimeMother 

      5 years ago from Australia

      Happy Birthday!

    • snapbackbetty profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiera Exum 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for all of your comments! My daughter just turned five today and I totally agree with you ladies.

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      LongTimeMother 

      5 years ago from Australia

      Too many parents create their own problems for the future by not saying 'no' today. Young girls need guidance in choosing clothes, and mothers need to offer a little helpful perspective on why some choices are better than others. Of course that doesn't mean setting your child up to condemn her peers for what they wear. But in my experience, the best response for any girl whose friends challenge her to match their inappropriate clothing choice is to simply say, "My mother would NEVER let me wear something like that." It helps to have the conversation from a young age where you offer to let your child use you as an excuse. That way, they feel as though you are both on the same team instead of you being the 'enemy'. Worked for me, and my adult daughters say they'll use the same technique. :)

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      Keshabrown 

      6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I dressed my daughter age appropriate and was floored when she started middle school and other girls were wearing thongs! Parents that want to be friends with their kids, maybe shouldn't have kids! It is our job to guide and protect not give in and do whatever they want. I don't know many sixth graders have jobs, so the parents had to have bought the thongs. How do you let your child out with provocative undergarments and not say anything?

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      mismazda 

      6 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      I totally agree that we should be mindful and control what our girls wear...the media..oh my...affects them so much as well as peer pressure. I know I dress my 4yr old age appropriate.

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