The other day I wore a shirt that was deemed “inappropriate” by my parents. I felt fine wearing it. To what extent must I dress appropriately?

girl and parentsYour parents are likely trying to protect you from sending the wrong message about yourself. They may not be in tune with the style of your age group, but they also may have concerns that are likely sensible from an adult point of view. Try talking to them about your feelings, and ask them what type of fashions they think are appropriate for your age. Discussing your school’s dress code may also be helpful. Maybe you will find a compromise that works for both of you.