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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire'sMommy View Post
    I don't really know what you're getting at, but it always comes from home. Still, that does NOT mean that there isn't a tremendous amount of pressure on children at school who are being guided and educated by their parents about peer pressure at home. Just because parents address the issue does not make the issue go away at school. There are always a few over indulged, over privileged children in the classroom that look down upon the other kids for not having this or that. There was in every class I was in, particularly in elementary.
    I don't think that stalling the problem solves it, though. You're just putting it off. Yes it's hard and it sucks but this doesn't seem like the right solution to THAT problem for me. This will happen throughout their lives. I just don't think the answer to that is to have everybody wear the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I don't think that stalling the problem solves it, though. You're just putting it off. Yes it's hard and it sucks but this doesn't seem like the right solution to THAT problem for me. This will happen throughout their lives. I just don't think the answer to that is to have everybody wear the same thing.
    I agree. The sooner kids learn that life isn't fair the better. The less you have the more you appreciate the things you do have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I don't think that stalling the problem solves it, though. You're just putting it off. Yes it's hard and it sucks but this doesn't seem like the right solution to THAT problem for me. This will happen throughout their lives. I just don't think the answer to that is to have everybody wear the same thing.
    I'm not saying that's why kids should wear uniforms - because it's better than giving in to peer pressure. Not at all. All I'm saying is that kids who don't wear uniforms have to deal with 'conformity' too and that wearing your own clothes doesn't necessarily mean that you're expressing yourself as an individual if you feel the pressure to wear what the other kids are wearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire'sMommy View Post
    I'm not saying that's why kids should wear uniforms - because it's better than giving in to peer pressure. Not at all. All I'm saying is that kids who don't wear uniforms have to deal with 'conformity' too and that wearing your own clothes doesn't necessarily mean that you're expressing yourself as an individual if you feel the pressure to wear what the other kids are wearing.
    Completely agree. And I know that pressure is intense. Fashion is brutal!
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