My family is from India and I send both of my daughters to public schools in New Jersey. My older daughter, Pooja, goes to school in her traditional indian wear (ex. - Saris, maang tikas, lehengra cholis...) without a problem. In fact, there are several other girls in her class who were indian and pakistani and dressed like she did. My other daughter, Supriya, who is 6 used to always go to school proudly in her indian clothes and accesories and long black braids when her peers started making fun of her clothes, hair, and accesories. After that, she was always begging me to buy american clothing for her so she would look like the other children and she would come home crying. Her teacher wasn't much help and to send her out of the school would be too much - I tried to comfort her but I refused to buy her american clothes just for that silly reason. What should I do? How can I convince Supriya that she shouldn't care what others think of her clothes and that she should wear them proudly?Answer Question
Answer by Y.B.normal at 3:42 PM on Jul. 3, 2011
Answer by JeremysMom at 3:43 PM on Jul. 3, 2011
At that age it would be hard for her to understand and kids are cruel. Is there any way that you could talk to her teacher and maybe bring in pictures and activities about your culture for your daughter to share. The kids might open up and be a little more accepting if they could see and do things with her about it. Good luck!!!!!!
Answer by SweetOrangeMama at 3:44 PM on Jul. 3, 2011
Answer by amberpaiz at 3:44 PM on Jul. 3, 2011
kids r sooo mean!!!!!!!
Answer by Anonymous at 3:50 PM on Jul. 3, 2011
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Answer by loudnproud87 at 4:00 PM on Jul. 3, 2011
WOW.. being Laughed at & Picked on is Not Silly- it is affecting your daughter; it is kinda hard to wear something Proudly when she spends the day being Bullied by it- i respect your culture very much & love your clothing but, i think it would kinda of Silly Not to go buy your daughter a few American Outfits for school- sometimes, we need to break a few rules for our kids..
Answer by daisyb at 4:02 PM on Jul. 3, 2011