Post # 1
First, I’m not sorry if I offend some parents here.
WTF is wrong with some parents!? So it’s that time of year again and school has started. We live right next door to an elementary school and yesterday and today they had orientation. The middle school is almost finished (they rebuilt it last year) so the middle school kids went yesterday. O.M.G.
Are parents really trying to set their daughters up to look like hoochies!? I’m sorry! Your CHILD is wearing underwear in a jean material! If that’s how SHORT they make shorts nowadays, I’m quitting my job and homeschooling. And what’s up with the word SEXY or JUICY or BOOTYLICIOUS written across your 12 year olds ass!? A 12 year olds ass is neither sexy, juicy, or bootylicious!
Then it was the k-5 kids turn today. The little ones were okay. The older ones? Same thing. Short skirts, tight shirts, booty shorts, HEELS! Who let’s their 5th grader wear freaking stillettos!?
My friend, who has a 16 year old, said, “Well, that’s how they make kids clothes these days.” No. I don’t believe that. I believe some parents want to be the “cool parents” and let their daughters walk around like hoochies because they gave their little princess what she wanted and now they are cool. They will never have a bad relationship with her when she’s in her teens because they let her wear heavy makeup and stripper shoes when she was 11!
Are there any teachers here? Am I just seeing an extreme isolated incident or are little girls becoming more adult every year?
Post # 3
@Miss Tattoo: I’m with you! I know we had the similar bikini/swimsuit thread a while ago and a lot of people think its “cute” to dress they little girls like mini versions of themselves but what happend to kids dressing up as kids. I find it disturbing to see especially with the word SEXY written on the butt of their tight sweat bottoms with a halter neck top that has a deep v in the front. I know they have no breats or cleavage but it just looks too grown up especially now with pedophiles.
I also dont get why kids wear like 3 inch heels, they do not comfortable plodding around in heels at age 6!
Post # 4
OMG! I am not a parent, but I have wondered this myself. My FI’s cousins are that age, and every year when I go into a pre-teen/teenage store to get her a gift card for Christmas, I could fall over. They have things out for teens that even I would not wear, due to the message it would send!
“Well, that’s how they make kids clothes these days.” <– I don’t buy that, either. Go past Gap Kids or Gymboree and try to find crap like that. Old Navy also has nice kids clothes that are NORMAL.KIDS.CLOTHES. Jeans, leggings, tshirts, jean jackets, etc. I might sound like an old fart (I’m 24), but when I was younger, we didn’t dress like that where I grew up. Every one was really plain and simple, and when I go back to hometown functions now, I can’t believe it! No wonder my high school made national headlines for ‘sexting’.
Post # 5
It does seem like they dress sluttier younger every year. I have even said something to kids, that are no more than maybe 12, “go home and put some clothes on and wipe that lipstick off your face!!” I mean, what the hell are parents thinking allowing their children to wear these things!!!???? They control the money, so they should control what they wear as well. I got tired of my mom telling me no to things, so I went and got a job at Burger King at 14 just so I could buy what I wanted. Kids these days need to hear no more often!!!
Post # 6
I am a teacher. And you are right! It is shameful!
I had this same discussion with my sister about my niece a few years back. Her response was “That is the way they make clothes nowadays.” While that is true, that doesn’t mean you have to buy them! My daughter, now 17, is busty. Since middle school I’ve been telling her that she can’t wear everything her friends wear because her body is different. Sorry. Her skinny little friends wear a top and it’s cute. My daughter wears the same top and va va va voom! It takes a long time to find clothes in the stores that are in fact full of hoochie items, that offer the proper coverage for her. (I have the same problem.) But, a responsible parent will take the time to find them. When she started shopping herself, I had her do a fashion show for me with everything she bought and believe me a lot of stuff went back. She would come home with new clothes from her clueless dad and since I didn’t have the receipt to take it back it would just miraculously get lost or ruined in the wash (wink, wink). My daughter was not going to be going out looking like a hoochie.
My mother inspected me every morning before I went off to school. I was a grown woman with two children (Mom babysat) and I had to endure her inspections when I dropped my kids off before work! No hoochies in this family!
Post # 7
I’m not a parent, but I remember thinking as a teenager or now seeing my teenage sister for the past few years, that they all dress so slutty! I never wore little tank tops, tube tops, shorts that showed my a$$ as a teen, so why does my mom now think it’s ok for my sister to do?
I don’t know what it is, but I know for darn sure I’ll be making my children dress in respectable, age-appropriate clothing!
Besides, that slutty clothing isn’t usually comfortable (for me at least), I’m always pulling the shorts down and the tops up!
Post # 8
@MrsSl82be: Kids these days need to hear no more often!!!
AMEN!!! Seriously, I think that parents are just getting lazier and lazier. Instead of parenting, they just give up and let their kids do whatever they want.
Post # 10
I’m with you, girls these days are dressing pretty slutty. But it is the trend and people tend to follow that. I too question what the parents are thinking when their daughters wear such clothing.
@bells: The whole bikini on a baby thing isn’t current, they’ve been around for a while. I remember my mom used to wear them as a toddler (pics).
Also, pedophiles have been around forever, they aren’t a new thing either.
Post # 11
Actually it’s so funny you say that, I was out to lunch with my daughter a few weeks ago. She’s 3 and I love to shop for her, but always say “I want to her to look like a little girl!” She has all these slogan tees people have given us that say stuff like FLIRT and TROUBLE and I threw them out. No thanks!
A woman probably my age said to me “Your daughter is so cute! It’s nice to see a kid looking like a kid, the way some of these parents dress their kids they look like little thugs!” I was somewhat taken aback but was happy for the compliment.
When I was a teenager my mother wouldn’t let me wear tops that you could see my bra in, and my skirts were often hemmed if they were too short. At the time I thought she was being a total pain in the ass, but looking back at my high school pictures I always looked classy and well dressed, and I thank her for that now!
It makes me sick when I see 13 year old girls in booty shorts and wearing Playboy bunny tank tops. YUCK!
Post # 12
@soyjoy222: If I walked out of the house wearing what some kids wear today, my father would have killed me. No, scratch that. I wouldn’t have clothes like that anyway because Mama and Papa Tattoo did not play! All of our clothing was approved by them before we ever checked out. It wasn’t until I was 17 and had my own job that I started to buy crazy clothes. Even then I still hid them at school to change later because I know Papa Tattoo would have whooped my ass!
I feel like parents are too afraid to say no and go old school. no is no. You don’t need to explain yourself. If your child wants booty shorts that basically look like underwear in jean material and you say no, then it’s no. I’m not going to fight with my child in the middle of the store about it. Ugh. Can my daughter stay 4 forever?
Post # 13
I’m 30 and went to an all girls Catholic high school that had head to toe uniform. And as so as we walked out the door, we were all rolling up our skirts. My parents were STRICT – I was once forced to take off red nail polish before a school dance because my mom thought it was inappropriate for a 14 year old. And still I am amazed by some of the clothes I got away with – microscopic denim shorts, thigh-highs (these were very popular when I was in high school) – things I cannot imagine wearing today! Fighting with teenagers over clothing must be a real battle, maybe sometimes parents just cave.
Post # 14
@Miss Tattoo: Can my daughter stay 4 forever?
I sure do wish they could!
Post # 15
It blows my mind. I don’t have children yet, but when I do, they will not be dressing like that. There are plently of ways to dress fashionably but without your 12 year old looking like a hooker. My parents had final say over my wardrobe till I moved out. And I still follow most of their rules because I know that no one takes someone serious in a micro mini and crop top. I couldn’t wear make up till I was in like 8th grade and know what? I lived. And I’m no old fogey.
Peoples kids dress like that because parents want to be friends not parents. My high school actually had a dress code part where if a girl were breaking any part of the dress code, they had to wear a 4XL mens undershirt over their clothes the rest of the day.There were also many a guy with a piece of bailing twine around their waist because their sagging pants.
Post # 16
@Miss Tattoo: I never could have left the house like that, either, and when I eventually was able to make my own clothing choices, I still didn’t choose stuff like I see now! Boy do I feel like a grandpa sitting here typing about “kids today”! Will my kids go to school naked with ‘sexy’ tattooed on their buttcheeks at age 12? I’m starting to fear how this will evolve by the time I have kids.