As a mom of two girls I think about modesty all the time. All. The. Time. In a Kim Kardashian obsessed world I feel I am constantly looking for high enough necklines and low enough hemlines even in the young girls section of the department store. Even Taylor Swift, the used-to-be modesty poster child, has joined in the latest crop top phase. I even saw a post yesterday on Facebook about how a young girl was forced to change her CROP TOP and was fighting how it was modest and was trying to rally social media support.
I'm sorry, but a crop top is NOT MODEST to my standards. I have a serious issue with the standards of modesty in our culture and I feel I am constantly fighting the trends in an effort to teach my girls how to respect their body. My girls are young-- really young, but I feel it is never too early to talk about standards of beauty and modesty. Here are three things I do to help get the conversation started:
Raising girls is tough. Raising girls who grow up to be modest in an over sexualized culture is even more tough. It takes effort, time, consideration, and conversations. Take the time to make this a conversation and a priority in your home from the time your daughter starts talking. It's never too early and it's never too late to start implementing your family's values into your child's wardrobe.
PATH Blogger: Julie Signorelli lives in Chesterton with her husband and two girls, Bella (8) and Everly (1).
A Positive Approach to Teen Health (P.A.T.H) is a 501(c)3 organization that reaches seven counties throughout Northwest Indiana. Since 1993, A Positive Approach to Teen Health has been working to empower teens to make healthy choices regarding drugs, sex, alcohol, and violence.