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Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years by Michelle Icard

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#7

Camis, Tight Jeans, and Booty Shorts, Oh My!

Dodging Fashion Battles with Your Middle Schooler

My daughter came downstairs this morning before school wearing the weirdest, most unflattering outfit ever. How do I get her to change into something reasonable without starting WWIII?

In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I once wore diaper pants, a bolero jacket, and a brooch to school in ninth grade. All at the same time. In my defense, I had a pretty big perm, so I needed volume on the lower half to add balance. And for a while I was really into wearing paint-spattered overalls with one strap hanging down. No, I was not in preschool during this phase.

I imagine if you were to flip through some of your childhood photo albums ...

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