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homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting Piecey.:" I remember that, too. Middle school was worse than high school for me. "


Middle school was awful for me. When I got emancipated in highschool things got better, because I could buy my own things & I had more control of my life..I wasn't stuck living in trash any more. Before that though, it was just awful. I remember Chris started dating me, and he was made fun of so much. He obviously saw something no one else did though, because I've gotten better as I've aged & obviously as a younger child it wasn't my choice to live like I did. :wink:

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
28th Dec '12

My dd will be 2 in a week and she already compliments people on their outfits, shoes and jewelry. She has never pointed out clothes that was less nice though. And my son is 6 and only pints out what other people are wearing if it featured starwars characters or Legos. Otherwise he doesnt care. He usually wants to wear his fire man rain boots and indiana jones coat to school. Lol

wombie 4 kids; Zimbabwe 73281 posts
28th Dec '12

I've had such different experiences with my two oldest kids. My son is 13 and in 7th grade and he would honestly wear stinky mud covered jeans, shoes with no socks and a ripped up holey t-shirt if I let him. He really does not care one single bit. He wore a GI Joe shirt to school the other day and I would think that a kid that age would be horrified to wear that but he gives zero fucks, lol.



Now, my daughter on the other hand, is very fashion conscious. She is 8 and in 2nd grade and is all about her clothes and making sure she is dressed nicely. With that said, she does have her own little sense of style......she's not necessarily "trendy" all the time. Sometimes she sets her own trends......she'll wear things that don't necessarily go together but she can pull it off like it's nobody's business, lol....

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting the grace life:" Middle school was awful for me. When I got emancipated in highschool things got better, because I could ... [snip!] ... because I've gotten better as I've aged & obviously as a younger child it wasn't my choice to live like I did. :wink:"

Awww, thats so sweet.

Piecey. Due May 13; 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 64867 posts
status 28th Dec '12
Quoting the grace life:" Middle school was awful for me. When I got emancipated in highschool things got better, because I could ... [snip!] ... because I've gotten better as I've aged & obviously as a younger child it wasn't my choice to live like I did. :wink:"


That makes me so sad. Kids are awful.

notafullbagofsugar 2 kids; 2 angel babies; cheshire, uk, United Kingdom 3524 posts
28th Dec '12

this is why im glad we have uniforms here

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting T + H = My World:" this is why im glad we have uniforms here "

That does absolutely nothing. We had uniforms from middle school up for me, from kinder up for my brother. He still came home in 1st grade saying he got made fun of because his shirt was too big, or his shoes were the wrong shade of tan.

notafullbagofsugar 2 kids; 2 angel babies; cheshire, uk, United Kingdom 3524 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:" That does absolutely nothing. We had uniforms from middle school up for me, from kinder up for my brother. ... [snip!] ... came home in 1st grade saying he got made fun of because his shirt was too big, or his shoes were the wrong shade of tan. "


thats true, kids always find something to pick at, but it still makes things easier

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting T + H = My World:" thats true, kids always find something to pick at, but it still makes things easier "

They do, and unfortunately, even with a uniform I bet I would have still be made fun of. My dad didn't make us shower, either that or we'd have no water because he wouldn't have paid the bill. He never made us brush our hair, etc. Of course, once we started to get older and we realized these things we started to do them for ourselves, but it definitely wasn't a habit we were raised with. :oops:

notafullbagofsugar 2 kids; 2 angel babies; cheshire, uk, United Kingdom 3524 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting the grace life:" They do, and unfortunately, even with a uniform I bet I would have still be made fun of. My dad didn't ... [snip!] ... and we realized these things we started to do them for ourselves, but it definitely wasn't a habit we were raised with. :oops:"


oh no, i had a friend in junior school (from ages 8 - 11) that would only get a clean set of clothes at the start of a new term, by the end of the term her sock were yellow and she always smelled of urine (the school only took action once SS were involved) but i befriended her and because of this she was fostered because my mum reported what was happening

Legendary 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 59667 posts
28th Dec '12

I think uniforms are far worse, it's one thing to be made fun of your clothes which are totally fixable, but when kids start picking on how you look physically.. that seems far worse to me.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting Legendary Amanda:" I think uniforms are far worse, it's one thing to be made fun of your clothes which are totally fixable, but when kids start picking on how you look physically.. that seems far worse to me. "

I agree. My school wouldn't even let us wear make-up. There was nothing worse than having a giant zit and a teacher taking you into the bathroom and making you scrub your cover-up off.

House of Estrogen Washington, District of Columbia 625 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting the grace life:" Goodness gracious. :? I remember how heartbroken I was when I started to get made fun of, I can't imagine what it would have been like in K. "


No kidding. She's transferred schools since then but the girls at her old school were awful and they wouldn't accept her because she transferred in halfway through the year. When this school year started, we transferred her back into her old school where there isn't that going on as much. She came home crying one of the very last days of school because one of the girls told her she was too fat to wear the dress she was wearing. :?

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
28th Dec '12

My oldest is 6th grade and 10. She don't notice or care what others are wearing.



I let her dress however she feels like it. Most days she has on zebra pants with a cheetah print top and mixed matched.socks. she couldn't careless what her peers are wearing and I encourage her to be like that.

xyxy 2 kids; 4 angel babies; ldn, uk, United Kingdom 160 posts
28th Dec '12

my daughter is in Year 1 (1st grade i think? age 5 to 6) and just recently has she started choosing her own clothes... i used to choose everything for her but now she will refuse to wear stuff i think is gorgeous but she doesnt like it. i have to let her give the go-ahead before i buy anything now, and this is since she started this school year x