Monday, August 23, 2010

When to get a teen a bra?

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Comment: Thanks for your answer and we will talk with our daughter AGAIN.

Questioner: Anonymous

Subject: RIGHT AGE FOR BRA


Question: 1)WHICH IS THE SMALLEST BRA SIZE AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET.
2)WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GLANDULAR TISSUES AND FATTY TISSUES?
3)MY DAUGHTER IS OF 13 YEARS SHOULD I SEE TO THAT SHE WEARS A BRA OR PUT THE UNIFORM TIGHTLY AGAINST THE BREASTS AS SOME OF HER FRIENDS OF THE CLASS DO OR MAKE HER WEAR BRA AS SOME OTHER GIRLS DO?
4)NOT WEARING BRA WILL IT SAG OR LOOSE THE SHAPE FROM THE BEGINING?

Answer: Dear Anonymous,

1. This isn't my area and I don't really know.
2. Same as question 1.
3. I would take her to a bra consultant which most stores can refer you to someone who has been trained in fitting women and especially young girls.
4. See answers to questions 1 and 2.
Now as for the way you have posted your questions as seeing to it that she does something, I need to caution you maybe on your way to having a rebellious teen. You may want to discuss these issues with her however I would strongly encourage you to do so in such a way as to pose choices for her rather than telling her or making her do what you think she should do.

The goal of parenting is to raise independent people who can make decisions for themselves long after you have faded into the background. Try bringing the topic up and then listening to her as in this day and age she probably knows more about bras than you think she does.

M Kay Keller