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Is there a style that you would not allow your children to wear even if they really liked it?

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 I am not talking about something that is sexual in nature, but just general styles.

Another post made me go looking for an old pic of one of my kids and it made me think of this.  My family is not "country" at all.  We would never dress on a country/western style. We don't listen to country music. I listen to rap. The dirtier and more profane the better. My ex listened to heavy metal. We are like the opposite of country.  But, somewhere along the way, we all began to like Garth Brooks. This lead to my youngest being a huge Garth Brooks fan.

One Christmas, all he wanted was to be Garth Brooks. So, even though it is totally a style we are not comfortable with and would probably laugh at if one of us (the parents) attempted to wear clothes like this, we bought them for our son. We seriously made him the happiest little Garth Brooks wannabe that ever lived.  It was great. I was glad we stepped out of our comfort zone and went into a country type clothing store and made his dreams come true.  We made sure to get him every component.

If you are not country, would you let your kid dress like this if he/she really liked it?


by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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Opie99
by Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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I went thru a HUGE camo phase as a kid. I loved and would only wear camo. My mom embraced it, and made it her mission to deck me out in it. I had shirts, jackets, pants,socks,shoes, underwear all camo. I outgrew the phase as I outgrew the clothes. So that worked out well.

As long as it is weather appropriate and no privates hanging out its fine by me.
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TattoodMommy19
by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM
They will never wear "scene" clothes. You know the chicks with waaaay too much hairspray and teasing, neon makeup, and the tightest freaking jeans imaginable?
Yeah I hate that shit. Its also been called "emo". Just not happening, no matter how much they like it.
Those girls look like fluffy headed idiots.

We are pretty normal I guess. We're both pretty heavily tattooed, but we dress in regular clothes and hair styles/colors.

I just refuse to have my kids running around looking like little neon hootchies.
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roosmommy101212
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM
ya know, i don't even care if my kid decides to go goth as long as he stays respectful, but i will not let him dress in that gangster, pants-not-pulled up crap.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I wouldn't let my kids go all country like that lol. Unless it was just for dress up. Another style would probably be goth or emo or whatever it's called now. I don't let them dress in all black, or wear their hair black and in their face. The only other rules I have is keep it covered up, no holes in clothes, nothing mismatched. They aren't allowed to wear pj's and slippers out in public. Things like that. I expect them to dress presentable.

TrouserMouse
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM

 You don't find him presentable? 

Even though we do not dress like that, it isn't unseen in the Midwest. So, for us, he wouldn't really stand out. I am sure there are parts of the country that he would.

Quoting Anonymous:

I wouldn't let my kids go all country like that lol. Unless it was just for dress up. Another style would probably be goth or emo or whatever it's called now. I don't let them dress in all black, or wear their hair black and in their face. The only other rules I have is keep it covered up, no holes in clothes, nothing mismatched. They aren't allowed to wear pj's and slippers out in public. Things like that. I expect them to dress presentable.

 


LizzieAnnesMom
by ☆Mrs.Winchester☆ on Dec. 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM

emo

sfkdny
by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 12:15 PM

my kids can dress how they choose, as long as they are appropriately dressed for the weather

mommy_me
by ~The Three B's~ on Dec. 30, 2012 at 12:15 PM

 Unless it was very sexual I cant see myself telling them what not to wear

miss_lisa
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Well my dd loves to wear dresses but I don't let her wear them a lot during the winter. However that's more because of the weather than style.
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thetrollcat
by Meow on Dec. 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM

my kids are not permitted to wear trashy clothing, clothing like madonna (really short and exposing), all black (gothic) chains and dog collars and so forth.

My children are required to dress up fashionable. Cowboy boots and jeans are acceptable since that is the popular fashion in montana

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