Mum defends daughter’s primary school outfit after it was called 'inappropriate'
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The majority of British women will recall enduring some form of teenage row with a parent or teacher over an outfit choice.
Whether it was Mrs Wright yelling, "You've rolled your school skirt up too high!", or mum jibing "Pull that dress down!", or dad questioning, "Aren't you going to be cold only wearing THAT?", we've all been there.
It's almost a right of passage for 14 to 17-year-olds.
"My mother was looking at my daughter’s (smiley on the left) ‘grad’ photos," the mum in question wrote on Reddit.
"And said that the dress she is wearing is inappropriate and that she needed an undershirt."
She went on to say of her daughter, who couldn't have been any older than nine: "I was pretty surprised and embarrassed because I thought she looked adorable. This is one of her favourites that she wears pretty constantly."
"In y’alls opinion, is it inappropriate as is?" she asked.
And the vast majority of Reddit users were quick to agree with her - that there was nothing wrong with her daughter's choice of attire.
"WHAT is she talking about? No way!" one exclaimed on the story-sharing app.
"I can’t think why that would be necessary," another added. "And it would not harmonize well with the dress’s neckline or sleeves. Your mom is being weird."
A third went on: "I don’t begin to understand. Does she find children’s elbows to be inappropriate?! Or was she saying the fabric is too thin?"
Speaking of mum's defending their parenting decision, this news comes just weeks after a fellow mother was forced to defend herself against trolls that branded her 'vile and incestuous' for breastfeeding her three-year-old son.
Martina Darling, 36, from Stowmarket, Suffolk, said she’s faced harsh judgement from strangers online who troll her decision to keep breastfeeding her son Winston Darling.
But it's not just trolls online who lash out at Martina for still breastfeeding her son, she also faces raised eyebrows from some friends and family who urge her to stop or to stop feeding publicly.
"When I started posting about it online, especially TikTok, I got a lot of abuse. There was a lot of negative feedback from people,” she said.
"I do feel I was personally attacked. People were questioning my parenting choices, I probably cried for about a week.
"A lot of people were saying I was doing it for attention-seeking and it's incestuous and vile, I find it quite hurtful."
The mum said it would be ‘traumatic’ for both her and Winston, who turns four in January, to suddenly stop breastfeeding and claims nursing has helped strengthen their bond.
She said: “Breastfeeding is my parenting values, it's what I believe as a parent and to know some friends and family don't agree with how I'm bringing my child up is really lonely and hurtful.
"It's his one comfort, he doesn't have a cuddly toy or a dummy. All he's ever known his whole life is feeding."