Based on our progressive parenting sessions with Coach Pia Acevedo, we should empower our kids and give them opportunities to make their own decisions. There are some moms that cannot bear to let their kids out of the house wearing mismatching clothes or shoes. I was one of those moms but I have learned to be progressive and let M pick her clothes from the closet. Here are some of her outfits from last December. Obviously, a skirt and/or leggings are staples.
Clockwise: Gap tee and leggings, Gingersnaps tutu, SM boots; Gap tee, Old Navy tutu (size 24 months!), SM leggings; Gingersnaps tee, Gap leggings, Zara Kids scarf; Gingersnaps tee, Skorts from Mothering Eartlings, Mothercare leggings, Zara mary janes; Gingersnaps tee, Mothercare skirt, SM leggings, Jelly Nelly sandals; Gap tee, Ralph Kids skirt
The other day, she wore a graphic tee with a multi-colored tutu, rainbow leggings and red plaid flats. Who am I to judge her style? She’ll probably change it over several times in her lifetime.
Yes, I still get OC from the mismatches but I have learned to control my impulse to scar her for life with potential criticisms. For now, encouraging her to be creative and empowering her to make her personality come out is what’s more important.