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So with a new year comes a fresh start with a new teacher. Both the kids and the parents are completely new to the teacher and the teacher pretty much holds the fate of the entire year in her hands. That's why I think it's super important to make a good first impression. I decided a dress and heels were not necessary for me this year, especially given the long walk in the sweltering heat, but I did make Nathan change from a t-shirt into a collared polo shirt. Gymboree, of course!
Here's why. I believe that how your child looks on the first few days of school can shape a teacher's opinion of that child. We all make snap judgments about people based on how they look, even when we know we may be wrong and try not to. It's human nature.
Graphic t-shirts covered in skulls, Mohawks and shirts touting smartass and rebellious sayings are just not a good idea on a small child when impressions are important. Private prep schools use uniforms for a reason. I believe that if my child dresses nicely the teacher is more likely to believe that he is well mannered, well behaved and smart. At least she has to know that his parents are heavily involved in his life and likely to make sure he gets his work done.
Don't get me wrong, I'm ALL for freedom of expression in clothing choices, but when kids are young and still open to suggestion I'm going to err on the side of preppy at least for the first week of school.
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