My 8 year old loves purple and pink. We went school shopping last week, he picked 6 different shirts with purple in them somewhere. They are either skate or band related though. I personally think that is ok and want him to wear what he likes and express himself how he wants. But, I'm a scared he will be taunted. Should I try and persuade him to like "boy" colors?
Answer by autodidact at 12:46 AM on Jul. 31, 2009
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Answer by usdragonflies at 12:07 AM on Jul. 31, 2009
If my husband was answering this I know he would say yes.However I am much more laid back and feel like there should be some reasonable freedom given when it come to self expression,whether it be clothes, music, or sports I believe in free will and choice.Children are prepared for life by the reaction they get from others. I'm almost sure that if it is ridiculous his friends will be the first to let him know. Some times we have to let them make some discoveries on their own.
Answer by leo72482 at 12:12 AM on Jul. 31, 2009
Answer by 2mothershelpers at 12:17 AM on Jul. 31, 2009
the right things for a manly man!
"The use of pink and blue emerged at the turn of the century, the rule being pink for boys, blue for girls. Since pink was a stronger color it was best suited for boys; blue was more delicate and dainty and best for girls. And in 1921, the Women's Institute for Domestic Science in Pennsylvania endorsed pink for boys, blue for girls. (When Blue Meant Yellow. pp. 20 -21)"
Answer by autodidact at 12:43 AM on Jul. 31, 2009
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