I am the mother of three girls, the two oldest are 12 and 14. The youngest is 6 months of age.
They're into wearing what the other girls wear. My 12 year old girl gives me heart attacks. She's very beautiful and she's got the tall gene making her look 16. She's also very mature making her seem like an adult sometimes. She's also very stubborn and will not wear skirts.
She's down to earth, humble, kind, smart, responsible and she has recently blossomed into a gorgeous young woman.
How can I get the girls to dress modestly? I don't want them to hate me and I don't want to force them.
We've only been orthodox for a couple of years and she's grown up in public schools. It's a big change and it's been great all around. She's upset that she can't eat gummy bears anymore but she's a good girl and keeps kosher. That wasn't hard to do but I can't get her to budge on the clothes.
She won't wear a skirt and she loves her baby doll style tees . Tights and shorts that she wears make my head spin. She's not doing it for the wrong reasons she's a kid and has no idea how gorgeous a woman she is becoming.
How do I approach this? What can I do to convince her to dress more modestly at her age?