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March 31, 2008

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old gray mare

This is a real challenge for parents, Leila. I remember when Dave was in kindergarten the kids already wanting designer jeans. I stood firm on my no, and continued to when it came to hundred-dollar Air Jordans too (doesn't sound quite as bad now as it did then--they were about 4x the amount of most basketball shoes). Kids want so badly to "fit in" with their peers, yet it's not only ridiculous but really unhealthy in a number of ways...kids forced to grow up too fast by Madison Avenue. So the challenge is for parents to fight back. It helps if you can find like-minded parents. Unfortunately, they're harder to find all the time. But I believe if you give kids enough of a sense of their own self-worth, they won't find it necessary to follow the crowd. And then it permeates all areas, not just fashion trends. Just my two cents worth.

lambchop

Gnumoon, you'll appreciate this article ... it appeared in Salon a few months ago:

http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2007/08/27/skinny_jeans/index.html?source=search&aim=/mwt/feature

Pookie is just perfect ... she doesn't need skinny jeans to look great!

lambchop

Gnumoon, you'll appreciate this article ... it appeared in Salon a few months ago:

http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2007/08/27/skinny_jeans/index.html?source=search&aim=/mwt/feature

Pookie is just perfect ... she doesn't need skinny jeans to look great!

Dawn

to both the article and the jeans: wow

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