Monday, September 04, 2006

Standing Up for Modesty

Jules at Everyday Mommy, in response to many who gave their opinions on the styles of clothing being marketed to our young girls, has organized a way for those who are concerned with this parenting issue to make our voices heard.

As a mom of 2 girls, I have been very dismayed at what is available for them. It is very difficult to find modest clothing that is also cute and does not have double meaning statements on it. When my youngest was smaller I was hard pressed to find small girls clothes that did not look like it really belonged on an adult. I do believe you train and teach your children about modesty but I also believe that manufacturers and marketers listen when a large group of people publicly say something. As Jules wrote: "Many retailers, marketing and PR firms review mommy blogs for trends and opinions. If we speak as one we may be able to effect change."

For this Jules has made today, Tuesday's post, a Moms & Dads Modesty Mission Statement.
Click over here to read all about it. She has also made available her comment section on this post for you to add your agreement in a type of petition. And as she has stated, "This is not an issue that is exclusively Christian in nature, though I am a Christian mom. It is a parenting issue, a mom issue." So, if you read and agree with the mission statement, please feel free to leave your comment at her site.


Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

I agree and I've already posted this as well! Yeah for Jules starting this!

Dianne said...

AS someone who has taught 5-8th grade girls for years in both church and school settings, this has often disturbed me. It scares me that we allow the culture to dictate so many areas of our lives. It also scares me that parents are not teaching their girls a few basic principles of modesty.

Tammy said...

Amen to this! I was already over there and will be putting my modesty button on my blog this week. As you know, I have two girls also, it's such a troublesome thing to try to shop for them- to be somewhat stylish (which my seven year old wants) but modest and sweet.

Islandsparrow said...

I have one daughter - almost 16 yrs old. And it is a constant discussion - I won't say battle because she listens to me - but I am considered old-fashioned. Fortunately, that doesn't bother me one bit!