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Do you let your ds/dd pick his/her own clothes?

I let them advise but I have the final say. My famous line is when you turn 18 you can wear whatever you want. BTW I have 12 and 8yr old daughters and 10, 6, and 5yr old sons.


Asked by lovinlifewith5 at 9:38 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • we have an 8 yo son and he chooses, but I and our 4 younger girls are dressed by me! I believe that looking nice is important!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 12:30 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • Yeah I let my 4 yr old pick out what she wants to wear....but of course I have final veto because she WILL want to wear her tutu and some rain boots if I let her! LOL

    Answer by Lucky209 at 9:40 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Our kids were picking out what they wanted to wear from their clothes at home very young. Certainly by age 5. We shopped together and I had the last word for appropriateness when shopping, but then they could wear any combination of the clothes they wanted.

    Answer by elizabr at 9:41 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • nope, he isn't even 2 and if he could choose he would be naked all day lol with only his shoes on

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 9:41 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Yep, I let both my kids pick out their own clothes.. I have final say because I don't want them going out looking silly or incorrectly dressed for the weather.

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 9:41 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • id probably pick out my sons clothes till he's 5 then let him pick and id help him pick until he's 9 or 10 then he can pick and wear what ever he wants

    Answer by Lizzypuppylove at 9:42 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • My son is 3 1/2 and he usually picks out his own clothes. If the outfit is too crazy I ask him to change before we go out in public.

    Answer by bloomsr at 9:44 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I have parameters set for church, collared shirts, bottoms with no holes, clean shoes, school as long as it is within dress code I don't fuss TOO much (My 10 yo I will put my foot down on some choices). If we are going somewhere where their clothing reflects on our family then I will give more input then if they are just hanging out with friends. My under 18 group is 14 yo b 10 yo b 7 yo g.

    Answer by pammomof9 at 9:45 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • My son is 6 and rarely cares. I pick out most of what he wears. Sometimes I will ask him between a couple shirts & he'll give his opinion. My daughter is 5 and cares much more about what she wears. I don't let her wear dress up clothes outside (they're not as machine washer durable) but other than that, i am pretty flexable.

    Answer by txdaniella at 9:45 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • ooh lol i might add my sons not here yet XD he wont be here till august lol sorry

    Answer by Lizzypuppylove at 9:46 PM on Apr. 18, 2011