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Dress Code

I’m looking around in the area in which I have chosen to raise my boys in and it’s a long way from home in Boston.

Dress codes are different in every area, state, and country.  As parents, we should all open our eyes and set some guidelines:

*  Cover up your children -less is more.

My "boy" Model

*  Pants need to fit and should not be hanging down to the knees.

*  Try to use a belt if your child’s clothing is too big.

*  Always make sure the clothes are clean.

*  Clothes need to cover up the personal areas of the child’s body.

*  I am not for promoting big dangly earrings either.  This is a hazard for girls.  (My husband is a physician and one thing he finds painful is to repair an earlobe on a young girl or boy.  The tear is very difficult to repair.)

*  Boys- What is up with the earrings?  First,  it was in the left ear, now it’s in both, why?  Please don’t wear it to school.  Pay attention and read the school dress codes!

*  Hair- Clean, brushed and a little advice:  Wear some gel in school since it makes the hair look put together and it works to keep lice away.

*  Shoes- Toes should never be hanging out of the shoes touching the floor.  This is a signal that the shoes do not fit correctly.  If the sneakers are worn out, buy some new ones.  Shoes say so much about a person’s hygiene.  Keep in mind, once your shoes have been soaked in water, they start to smell.  If your soles are worn down, it is bad for the foot support.

*  Dress shoes- Make the effort when your children are going out to a nice event to wear dress shoes.

Please remember that having clean clothes and shoes does not require an absorbent amount of money.  Thrift Stores I love for clothes.  Plus, Burlington Coat Factory has shoes, suits and other clothing that is sold for a 1/3 of the price than Nordstrom’s.  It truly doesn’t matter where you buy it as long as it is clean and effective.


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