GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

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GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

A few weeks in the past, I watched my oldest daughter, Lucia, stroll into Center College for the primary time. I shortly realized how briskly time had flown by. I swear I simply came upon I used to be pregnant together with her and within the blink of an eye fixed, she’s virtually 12 and changing into a younger grownup.

Whereas we now have no management over how briskly time passes us by, we will solely hope that as mother and father, we’ve executed our half in elevating a kind-hearted, unbiased and accountable one that is ready to make the correct selections when confronted with the challenges life throws at them.

Final night time, I spoke to Lucia about her first two weeks of Center College. She shared how scared she was. She had gotten used to being on the prime of, and the oldest at her Elementary College and now felt as if she was beginning once more. If you’ve been on the identical faculty, with the identical associates for five years, Center College can really feel like a complete new world and that may be scary. She fearful about getting misplaced within the halls, not having associates, having an excessive amount of homework… however most of all, she fearful about not becoming in. Whereas it didn’t actually matter the way you seemed in Elementary College, sixth grade was completely different and she or he discovered that it now issues the way you do your hair, the way you gown and the way you current your self.

Whereas I see an exquisite, clever younger woman, she nonetheless seems like a toddler in numerous methods. Whereas I don’t need her to develop up too quick, I do need her to really feel assured in realizing that she could be something she needs to be. Sadly, she admitted that she entered the hallways on the primary day of faculty with the concept that she wasn’t going to slot in. She instantly realized that the ladies in Center College are a lot older wanting. There may be numerous make-up, large earrings, fancier garments and sneakers. It was virtually as if everybody had aged a number of years in simply a few Summer season months. Lucia instantly felt strain to look extra grown up. It appeared to her that when you look older, the older children will deal with you higher and also you’re much less more likely to get teased.

Whereas I used to be amazed to seek out out that issues actually haven’t modified a lot since I used to be a child, social media now performs an enormous position in an 11 yr outdated’s life. Lucia finds herself being extra selective about what she posts. If she finds that one in all her posts doesn’t get numerous “likes”, she removes it. As she put it, every thing is about “likes”. Social media is educating our youngsters that each one that issues is how others understand you… and that stinks! I would like her to like herself. I would like her to know that she has the power to do nice issues and the one factor that issues in life is that you simply’re a very good particular person. And whereas we, as adults, know that social media doesn’t at all times show the total image (even we’re responsible of solely posting the ‘good’ components of our lives), center schoolers use social media as a spot to show what number of associates they’ve, what number of enjoyable locations they’re going and what they’re carrying every day. Even in a selfie, your garments need to be “on level.”

GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

Which brings me to my worst nightmare… going garments searching for a center schooler. When you’ve got one, you recognize that it instantly grew to become a complete lot much less enjoyable for us mother and father. I used to have the ability to take her to the shop, select plenty of issues I assumed have been cute and purchase them. She beloved every thing I picked out. I used to be her private stylist and she or he was the most effective dressed child I’d ever seen. After which, similar to that, it was over. I purchased her a few shirts and whereas she thanked me and seemed enthusiastic about them, they sat in her closet till she outgrew them. She by no means put them on as soon as. I spotted that my days as her stylist have been over. I used to be changed by a younger woman together with her personal fashion and a craving to fashion herself. Going to the shop wasn’t enjoyable anymore. She had grown out of the kiddy part and was now becoming into grownup clothes…. which was unusual as a result of she remains to be a child (to me not less than). She would solely discover one or two issues that have been age applicable after which would take perpetually deciding whether or not or not she actually appreciated them. Ugh… now I understand how my husband feels about purchasing with me. Sorry babe!

So… what’s a Mother to do? I made a decision on-line purchasing was the one method for her to have sufficient time to buy with out me shedding my thoughts and half of my day. However some on-line outlets are SO costly. I’m continuously on the look out for offers and coupons and saving cash. I fell in love with the concept of the day by day deal web site. There are such a lot of completely different manufacturers, so many various choices that change continuously AND you get them at a reduced value! So, a few weeks in the past, we visited Jane.com, a boutique market that provides day by day offers for 72 hours and for as much as 80% off and I had Lucia choose three issues. I’m not going to lie, it took her over to an hour to resolve, BUT she did wind up selecting a prime, pants and a pair of suede wedge boots and so they weren’t solely cute however nonetheless age applicable! Your entire look was solely $41.97 plus transport! Not solely was it a fantastic deal, however I discovered that she seemed a lot extra assured the minute she put them on. Perhaps it was as a result of she had chosen each bit or possibly it was as a result of she lastly had garments that she felt snug in that weren’t too infantile and weren’t too grown up both. I believe she appears to be like stunning however higher than that, I see that she lastly sees how stunning she actually is and that’s what’s most essential to me. Now she’s prepared for center faculty!

GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

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GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE
GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE
GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE
GROWING UP + FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE

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