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I don't have any school age kids but Uniforms does cause for less friction though. But, sometimes it's also fun when they are younger to dress them up especially for first day of school and picture days and such.
I did public schooling, home schooling, and private schooling growing up and I can see that uniforms are easier for parents. However I think they are very limiting to a child's personality and a mean kid is ALWAYS going to find a way to bully other kids. If they can't make fun of your clothes they move on to far more hurtful things like physical attributes, personal home life, and mental characteristics. Parents should worry less about what their kids are/aren't wearing and worry more about their kids treating others with respect.
Ditto ^^^ I could totally see uniforms being easier on the parents and not needing to pick out clothes the night before etc. But I personally want my girls to have their own "style" Im pretty sure all kids go thru strange phases, most grow out of them. But its their way of developing their own personality, idenitity, style etc. I only went to public schools and really bullies will always find a way to bully. Kids that want to learn/study and are good kids will do/be regardless of their clothes.
I went to a Catholic school and I had a uniform. I liked it. At the time, I didn't know anything different and the first Friday of every month was "color day" and we could wear what we wanted. But, this was also many years ago. I see both sides.
My kids prefer the regular clothes, but don't mind the uniforms. The girls can wear different tights and hair pieces to show off their personality. I think it's great because I don't have to worry if it's dress code appropriate or not.
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