Niece is starting to show signs of wanting a bra and she's 7. While prepping for a run, she wanted to wear a sports top just like the big girls, so she wore the top from her swimsuit that looks like one.
Her Daddy and my husband (his brother) started joking and telling her that she didn't have anything to put into a top like that yet.
I quickly changed the subject. On the way home I gave DH a stern talking to, telling him that you NEVER tell a woman young or old that they are too flat for a bra.
Talk like that leads to body issues.
and DH is this little girls Hero.
So are there any 7 year olds out there wearing sports tops? I figure maybe it's not such a bad idea for modesty, in case the top could be see through or something. it's not like we are talking busty bells push up variety.
was thinking about making the suggestion to her mommy,
before I get slammed that I am not her mommy, no I'm not. But her mommy is also the person that thinks that she won't need a menstruation talk until she's at least 12, (that was too late when I was in school!) that you can't get STDs from oral sex, and has no idea what it's like to have a bust in kindergarten.
granted, niece doesn't have a bust yet, but she does have Schoolmates that like to try and look down girls shirts, I've seen them try it!
would appreciate staying with the subject at hand being that the issue of 'whose job is this' is a subject that has been debated since the child was born. Raising her has been a shared responsibility since she was born for reason that would take a long time to explain.
so if anyone has any advice on the bra/sports top issue, please comment.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:22 PM on Apr. 1, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by dancer at 11:26 PM on Apr. 1, 2011
Answer by Ambear72 at 11:29 PM on Apr. 1, 2011
My lil girl is 9. She's still flat chested but has some poking out. She wears her little bra when she remembers. I figured she can go without right now until its a must. I already had the period talk with her tho. My mom never had that talk with me and I was lost. My mom had a hysterectomy after i was born and i only had a brother so you can probably understand why i was lost and didnt know what was going on till she finally talked to me. Didnt want the samething to happen to my girl.
Answer by jbond83 at 11:30 PM on Apr. 1, 2011
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 11:37 PM on Apr. 1, 2011
Answer by michaux at 12:37 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by amessageofhope at 1:18 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by Christmaslver68 at 4:06 PM on Apr. 5, 2011