Monday, June 2, 2008

A little discretion, please

Attention all teen, nearly teen girls and their parents, while my 13 year old son may appreciate the fact that your choice in swimwear barely covers your female parts, I do not. I am trying to teach MY daughter that flaunting her body is not a requirement of the teen years, that she can be accepted by her peers without doing so and your running around advertising your goodies in barely legal attire does not help. And... do parents not look at their children before they leave the house or monitor their clothing purchases? When you wonder why your daughter is being approached by 30 year old men, look at the way you let her dress. That might be a clue.

Okay, I'm done ranting for now. Thanks for listening.

4 comments:

Happi said...

All I can say is...
AMEN!

Love ya!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh my goodness I just glanced at the swimsuits at Target the other day and was SHOCKED. And it takes a lot to shock me, to be honest. Little cut out pieces and rings and um, where is the FABRIC? Yikes.

Steph

MileHighMommy said...

Hear, hear!! I wish more moms thought like you! I can tell ya' now that I will not let my daughter go scantily-clad as a teen! Heck - I even refuse to purchase any "cherry themed" baby girl clothes for her now (she's 11 months old) because of what I feel it symbolizes. Maybe I'm a little crazy...?

Kari said...

Hey Kari, I tagged you for a book meme.

And I'm right there with you, although as the mother of a girl trying to cover her up for your son. ;-) Thankfully she has a few modesty issues (doesn't like short shirts that ride up, anything low cut, etc). I can only hope that lasts for a LONG time!