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If you allowed your child to wear the opposite gender's clothing to school . . .

Posted by on Jul. 3, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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Question: What would be your reaction?

Options:

Tell your child to feel good about his/her choices and shrug it off

Call the school and demand the kids were disciplined for "bullying".

It would never happen, because I wouldn't let my kid wear such attire to school in the first place.

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Some recent posts about gender and clothing left me wondering how some of you would deal with the fall out. If you allowed your son to wear a pair of panties (girl's) or any girl item or your girl wore boxers, etc.  to school and he/she was teased for it, how would you proceed?

by on Jul. 3, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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jaytee
by Jen on Jul. 3, 2013 at 11:25 AM
I would tell my kiddos to shrug it off. My youngest wears "boys" clothing sometimes. Shoot, I wear "men's" clothing sometimes. I'm willing to bet most people don't even realize it.
RADmomma
by on Jul. 3, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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Why would anyone know what kind of underwear my child has on?
mjande4
by Platinum Member on Jul. 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM


The kids find out either in the bathroom or bending over etc. 

Quoting RADmomma:

Why would anyone know what kind of underwear my child has on?



RADmomma
by on Jul. 3, 2013 at 11:59 AM
My daughter uses a stall... No one is in the bathroom with her... And her bottoms fit, I make sure her underwear & skin don't show when bending over.

Quoting mjande4:


The kids find out either in the bathroom or bending over etc. 


Quoting RADmomma:

Why would anyone know what kind of underwear my child has on?




mjande4
by Platinum Member on Jul. 3, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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Okay lol


Quoting RADmomma:

My daughter uses a stall... No one is in the bathroom with her... And her bottoms fit, I make sure her underwear & skin don't show when bending over.

Quoting mjande4:


The kids find out either in the bathroom or bending over etc. 


Quoting RADmomma:

Why would anyone know what kind of underwear my child has on?






acrogodess
by Bronze Member on Jul. 3, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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I would tell my kids to suck it up or not wear the stuff to school. Unless bullying gets physical, I don't get involved. My kids either ignore a bully's words or say something sarcastic back.
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natesmom1228
by on Jul. 3, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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My son would never want to so this would not be an issue for us.

RADmomma
by on Jul. 3, 2013 at 12:28 PM
I don't understand why this is funny.

I could understand your post if it was a different article of clothing but it really bothers me when kids have saggy bottoms so that their underwear or skin is showing so I make sure that doesn't happen with my daughter.



Quoting mjande4:

Okay lol



Quoting RADmomma:

My daughter uses a stall... No one is in the bathroom with her... And her bottoms fit, I make sure her underwear & skin don't show when bending over.



Quoting mjande4:


The kids find out either in the bathroom or bending over etc. 



Quoting RADmomma:

Why would anyone know what kind of underwear my child has on?








STVUstudent
by Bronze Member on Jul. 3, 2013 at 2:03 PM

I would ask why was anybody looking at their underpants... if my daughter wears her brother's underpants and is teased for it, I would tell her that she really should not be letting other kids see her underpants.  The same if my son wore hers.

Barabell
by Barbara on Jul. 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM
I would hope if I though my child was strong enough to publicly challenge gender perceptions that they would know how to shrug off teasing. If I though my child could not handle the teasing then I would not let my child wear clothes like that in public.
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