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Should Parents Impose a Dress Code?

Whether parents and children think it's okay for parents to set a dress code rules is complicated. One factor is how the issue is defined. Another is whether parents are telling kids what they HAVE TO wear or whether they are telling them what they CAN'T. Read More

Dress

Please allow children to wear the clothing they wish. Let us stop all this control everywhere. Parents have no more right to do this then they do to stop a sexually mature 15 year old from having sex when this is what nature intended. When will our pseudo-science cease to use the status-quo as the starting pt. in any discussion on these type issues. We are animals. Let face it. Isn't it a clue when the vast majority of our male psychologists wear suits and very similar dress and women in the same field their own self and otherwise imposed uniforms. The adults psycologists are for the most part being children and the children being adults. The children are more wearing what is comfortable and logical then are the adults. It's a control thing more than anything, as most your morality and such lines are to say the least blurry.

Dress

Please allow children to wear the clothing they wish. Let us stop all this control everywhere. Parents have no more right to do this then they do to stop a sexually mature 15 year old from having sex when this is what nature intended. When will our pseudo-science cease to use the status-quo as the starting pt. in any discussion on these type issues. We are animals. Let face it. Isn't it a clue when the vast majority of our male psychologists wear suits and very similar dress and women in the same field their own self and otherwise imposed uniforms. The adults psycologists are for the most part being children and the children being adults. The children are more wearing what is comfortable and logical then are the adults. It's a control thing more than anything, as most your morality and such lines are to say the least blurry.

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Nancy Darling, Ph.D., is a Professor at Oberlin College.

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