My very handsome teenaged son, 9th grade, has decided to go 'gangsta'. Mind you, he is as upper-class suburban white as they come, never lived in a 'hood' and all that. He wears the gear and is acting like he is a 'mimbo' (male bimbo). His little girlfriends think he is the bomb and adorable. He just pisses me off with this little act of his.
What does a mom do?
oh my gosh it is crazy.We are upper middle class.My 14 year old claims to be O.G.and he neither dresses or acts the part.His whole group of total cute nerds claim this.Honor roll,athletics,Science Olympiad and more but they are O.G. in their minds.As long as they are stable in other areas watch closely but it will pass.My 25 year old is an Army Capt Bronze Star w/Valor recipient and he claimed O.G. as a 14 &15 year old.He even had a pair of jeans he bought w/ allowance with 36 inch legs.O.G. dress back then.The rest of his life stayed stable and he outgrew the phase.Good luck.
Answer by drfink at 1:17 AM on Dec. 29, 2010
how is he getting these clothes and the $$ for the look??
With my kids I let them express themselves with in reason. I set up the ground rules they could move around freely with in those boundaries. Pants had to be pulled up i did not want to see any underwear. Hair had to be clean and not hanging in the eyes.
You are the parent it is up to you to set up the rules for him to follow. If he is dressing in a way you find offensive then he needs to clean up his act.
I always told my kids if you have to "act" cool then you aren't. being cool (or gangsta) is something you either are or are not I can act like a man but it doesn't make me one....get it have a talk with him set up some ground rules. Give him 'some' room for freedom of expression
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