School will be back in session soon. Are your tweens ready? What about their appearance? As parents, we often teach our kids that looks don't matter. Is that true? Is giving your tweens a back to school makeover essential to their success? While we may wish the answer were no, it's not that simple. For instance, there is the self esteem factor.
Back to school makeovers help tweens feel good about themselves. Kids who feel good about their outward appearance, feel better inside too. Remember when you were in school? Remember how good you felt about going back to school with new clothes and a nice hairstyle? Remember that one time when you were the victim of Mom's bad hair cutting skills? It's the same for your tweens.
Looking good raises confidence levels. Why is it so important for tweens to be self confident? This is the time in life when kids start forming life habits. Going forth with an air of confidence will help them greatly in life, not just in school years. Being proud of their appearance makes them less timid about approaching daunting tasks like speaking in front of class.
Why not let your tweens' outsides match their insides? You know your kids inside out. You know they're awesome even when they don't look their best. Unfortunately, that's not true of their peers and teachers. Before people get to know someone, they only have outside appearances to go by. Why not give your tween an outside appearance that reflects their inner beauty?
Back to school makeovers help kids form friendships. Let's face it. The popular kids wear nice clothes and are well groomed, at least by tween standards. Tween friendships help develop adult networking skills. Why not give your tween a helping hand in making friends by sending them back to school with style?
Appearances really do matter. You don't have to send your tweens to the most expensive hairstylist in town for a back to school makeover. You don't have to buy them designer clothes either. Still, it's important they make a good impression on both their peers and their teachers. Like it or not, even tweens are judged on their appearance. Why not make your tweens' back to school appearance shine?
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