Development of Kids’ Personality- The Role of Clothes
Once a well-known cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead said, "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think," and we couldn't agree more. This statement applies to Kid's clothing as well. Kids’ should be taught how to dress for the appropriate occasion or weather, rather than just implying what they should wear. There should be a reason behind their styling.
Children are extremely expressive, and they express themselves boldly with their cute voices, body movements, and clothes. All these factors, especially clothes, contribute in developing their personality. Once they are old enough to understand, they will experiment with their clothing style to express their identity and personality. Some kids would want to dress like their own parents, while some would like to dress like their favorite character, and some couldn't care less about clothes at all. Yes, in a teeny tiny way, all these tantrums are building up their personality. Even if their choice of clothing is not appropriate for the occasion, even if they want to dress as a superman or superwomen, let them make a choice.
If you are still not convinced that letting your kids choose their clothes is the best alternative for developing their personality, you might after reading this:
For the adults who want their kids to grow up as responsible & critical thinking adults, letting them pick clothes, their color, texture, pattern, etc. is very important. Let them decide if they prefer shorts over denim, or a shirt over a t-shirt, or sliders over shoes. It will give them a sense of responsibility that now they have to select their own clothes, and what they pick will reflect them
When your children are allowed the freedom to decide what to wear, whether they choose to wear mismatched plaids and printed outfits or a monochromatic outfit, or even a minimal outfit, it is developing their skills of perception, problem- solving & self-expression. It will also give them the feeling of independence that they do not have to rely on you to do the simple task of choosing daily clothes.
If you are attending an event, let your kid choose their clothes even if it is not appropriate for the event. When your kids will see other kids dressed properly at the event, they will understand what an appropriate outfit is for the occasion. On the other hand, if you will tell them to dress a certain way, they might rebel. It's up to you how you guide your children, but by allowing them to use clothing as a means of self-discovery enables important life lessons and skills.
Builds Strong Character
Even if your lovely child wants to wear a bright yellow color every day, let him, he is learning about his current preferences, supporting himself, and learning how clothing can be utilized to identify himself. Rather than forcing your cute little ones on wearing a certain piece of clothing, interact with them. Talk to them about how it's getting cold outside, and one should probably wear warm clothes and full sleeves t-shirt, etc. It is a subtle way to teach them which outfit is the perfect choice for the day. It will also allow them to express their identity safely and naturally.
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