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5 Reasons to Let Your Kids Choose Their Own Clothes - The Salt Box
Buying clothes might be the least important thing to children when it comes to everyday activities. Why should they buy some shirts when they can buy toys? If your children are uninterested in buying clothes, like most of them are, try making a game out of shopping and everyday dressing. If you make this activity fun, there is more chance for your kids to care about the clothes you spend so much money on. Once you’ve got that covered, make sure that you let them choose for themselves what to buy and wear, and here are some reasons why you should. Self-expression Children have a need to express themselves, especially in puberty and early adolescence. Around the middle of elementary school children look up to many actors and actresses, models and musicians who have a specific fashion style. They tend to copy these trends and make their own fashion expression out of it. Clothes are not only a matter of fashion though, but a matter of identity. If they want to wear black Metallica shirts and Dr Martens boots, you shouldn’t stop them from it, because this might be the dress code in their surroundings. Try to have more understanding …