Fashion Statements: Common Kid Clothing Quirks

She's Constantly Changing Her Clothes

It's totally typical for a teenager to try on five different tops before finding one that works, but younger kids (usually girls) may also leave piles of rejects on the floor. "Children who repeatedly rotate outfits are probably just experimenting with their autonomy and individuality, but it's important to set boundaries," says Stiffelman. Let your child change only once each morning, or let her change several times the night before (and clean up after herself). If she still makes a fuss, try to stay calm -- and give her plenty of other opportunities to play dress-up.

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