Jacob is a very happy, spirited boy who likes to play dress-up. He is always in the middle of the attention and is a very good sport as well. Jacob loves being able to pretend to be almost any character he wants to be; especially when he has the power to do so. When he gets older, however, he struggles with the thought that he may not have the same freedom as other kids. Some children at school think that he cannot wear “boy” clothing, but Jacob just wants to wear a little dress for school.
So can he persuade his parents to allow him to wear what he likes at school? Many parents will agree to allow a child to wear the dress of their choice at school if they feel that it helps to teach their child responsibility and the value of fair play. Sometimes, parents may feel that their child has an addiction to the dress, and it can lead to more trouble than it’s worth. If that’s the case, a parent should let the child know the rules before allowing them to play with the dress or pretend to be the character of their choice. It may help to have a talk with the teacher and find out what the dress code is about.
The other possibility is to get a new dress. This can cause some parents to worry that their child will be stealing it from their friends. However, it can also cause the child to feel less self-conscious. If there is nothing special on their parents’ list, they can probably find a new dress that fits perfectly and can then use it as a costume or part of their outfit. Parents should also know that if their child has been in trouble before in school for not following the dress code, it is no longer the case. They may not know how to explain why it had occurred, but it is a lesson that is learned.