My DD is 15 and I am very proud of her. She has her own style. It may not be what I would do, but, it works for her. She has bleached blonde hair, wears different colored hair extensions, puts purple chalk in her hair sometimes, (it's temporary and washes out so that she can change the color if she wants), wears dark black eyeliner and mascara, ripped jeans or some other color skinny jeans, band tee shirts and listens to heavy metal music. She loves groups like Black Veil Brides, Blood on the Dance Floor, Falling in Reverse and Asking Alexandria. She hates Slipknot and that I am grateful for and can't stand the (as she calls it) prep style. This looks great on her. She wants piercings and I have agreed to allow her to have one cartlege piercing on each ear. She knows that when she gets older, then, I will listen to her arguement on the little side piercing on the nose but nothing more. She doesn't ask for a tattoo, because she feels that she is too young for it and I will agree with that for right now. Personally, I believe she should never get a tattoo even at the ripe old age of 90.
But, I read responses to some of the questions about dressing and self expression and I have to wonder what exactly is wrong with me?
I let my dd do this because I see nothing wrong with it. She doesn't get picked on in school and most kids look up to her. She has a bf and he's just as sweet as she is. He respects her very much. Kids talk to her about everything and she gives them honest answers about respecting themselves and their bodies. I think that she's great, but, according to a lot of you, she's weird and I am a bad mom for letting her do this.
Am I? Show me what the big deal is?forgive the eyes, the light hit her at the wrong time.
Edit: I want to thank all of you precious ladies who gave me such encouraging words. I have met so many moms not just on here but in other places who look at my DD and then tell me that they would never allow their kids to look so (and I quote) "weird or hideous". I used to get angry. But lately, I had begun to question myself as a mom. My DD has never heard what other moms have said about her and I will never tell her. I know that it would really hurt her and that's truly ashamed because if the kids don't judge her, what gives the parents the right to judge her? You guys (I want to say y'all but, I know that you all are not from the South and I want to be a little more grammatically correct) are so wonderful and I have been blessed.