More and more parents are worried about the way their kids dress, especially since styles only seem to be getting more and more revealing. It is normal to fear that your tweens or teenagers are trying to look sexy in their clothes. The following are a few pointers that parents can use to encourage kids to dress modestly.

Lead by Example

One thing parents can do is lead by example. This might not always work, especially when kids are at that rebellious stage, but this tactic does not always fail. Some kids appreciate your ability to be modest and beautiful. Some parents fail to see how their dressing affects their child. You want to be truly honest with yourself, and see if you could make some adjustments to your wardrobe to show your kid that you are going to be as modest as you can.

 

Explore It All

Some kids want to dress a certain way because they believe it is the best way to express themselves. What you want to do is teach your child that there are many ways to express him or herself. This is going to be a little time-consuming, but why not plan shop days where your child can go and get wild trying on outfits.

It is vital that your kid tries on outfits that are different from what he or she normally wears. Encourage your kid to be as bold as he or she wants to be so that your kid can figure out what style works with him or her. Be honest about what you see so that your kid can actually begin to trust your judgment. Hopefully, your child is able to find him or herself with clothes that are a little more modest.

 

Good Accessories

There are times when a teenager or tween wears something because he or she wants to be noticed. Your child can get noticed with interesting accessories, such as handmade jewelry. You may also want to encourage your child to get rid of outdated accessories like a ratchet belt. Opt for a belt with a non-slip friction lock that can be customized to your child’s style.

Do not be afraid to invest in your child and forming a look with him or her that you both are happy with. You may start to notice that your child will naturally leave revealing clothes in the past. Your kid might focus on modest garments that make him or her stand out from the crowd.

 

Stars Can Help

You probably will not be able to have a superstar talk to your child, but you can use these people if they wear modest clothes. Granted, many stars do not wear modest clothes, but you will find them wearing clothes that you approve of every now and then. Make sure you point out that you liked the way they dressed so that your child pays attention to the outfit.

By Erica Buteau

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One thought on “Parenting 101: How to Make Sure Your Kids are Dressing Modestly”
  1. Being a designer myself I don’t think kids should be worried about being modest. It is actually important for adult or elder females to be modest, as more of them face problems regarding their appearance.

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