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  • When should I stop choosing my toddler's clothes for her?

    Give your child some fashion independence once she starts preschool. This is when she will begin to shape her decision-making abilities as she interacts with more people.
    by Anna Santos-Villar . Published Aug 14, 2009
  • “As early as two years old, children already assert their independence,” says Jemily Uy, guidance counselor at an exclusive all-girls’ school and a candidate of Masters of Arts in developmental psychology at the Ateneo de Manila University. “There’s no harm in letting her choose her own style. This lets her develop a sense of self-reliance. If you find the choices she makes questionable, ask yourself, ‘Is it really a big deal if her clothes don’t match?’ However, if there is a special occasion that calls for a dress code, pick two appropriate outfits and let her choose between the two. That way, both of you are in on the decision.”
    • Jemily Uy, guidance counselor, Master of Arts candidate in developmental psychology, Ateneo de Manila University

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