Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Adolescence, Mothering, Mothers and Sons, School | Posted on 20-03-2013
Tags: confidence, growing up, son, The Great Debate
My 8th grade son was to participate in a debate at school. This was the culmination of a six-week project. Researching, reading, gathering talking points and facts. He was prepared. Except.
The final part was to dress the part.
This is a young man who wears jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes, and a hoodie. Daily.
So, we went shopping. What to wear. It was the great debate.
- Blue shirt or white shirt?
- Silky tie or cloth tie?
- Blue pants or black pants?
- Silver buckle or gold buckle?
- Oxfords or lace-ups?
Ultimately, I encouraged him to pick out what he would feel most confident in.
I think he won the confidence debate, don’t you?