Monday, September 28, 2009
The Spanish Prime Minister is working overtime trying to get pictures of his visit with his daughters dressed in goth/witch attire at the White House out of circulation.
As a Mom of three - two still teenagers, I'm an advocate of choosing your battles.
Children get their self-esteem from what other people think of them. What other people think of them can be read in an instant. The role of a parent is to give them guidance so that the unspoken messages they receive are messages that build up their self-confidence.
Letting children walk out of the house dressing in wrinkled and stained clothes, dressing like a freak, wearing makeup like a freak is poor parenting.
Letting them wear freak clothing and makeup the White House meet the President of the United States is pathetic parenting.
What message did these two children get from seeing their parents try to remove pictures they are ashamed of?