Parents, kids don’t mind being geeks, but sometimes it is not in their best interest to look like one. I know, I know, I’ve heard all of the sayings “Don’t judge a book by its cover – It’s not what’s on the outside it’s what’s on the inside – I’ve got to be me – You don’t need a weave (OK I made that one up).” There is no need to take it to the extreme (I, too, am disgusted by Toddlers and Tiaras), but you must help your children fit in. Take the tape off of the glasses, lengthen the pants, and take that crinoline from under the skirt.
There will come a time when your child will become mature enough to be comfortable with who they are and strong enough to handle any consequences that result from their decision to be “themselves.” But, until that time, help them go from geek to chic.
My daughters are Beyoncé perpetrators. Underneath it all, they are bona fide, certified GEEKS! My oldest daughter used to say “Ma, the right man will love me just like I am.” – WHAT – Put some lipstick on, take off that hoodie, get some stilettos!!!!!!!! Tiger Woods dad helped him fool the world by changing his name from Eldrick (I guess if you say Eldrick 10X real fast it has SWAG) to Tiger (Grrrrrrr). The name, along with his millions, changed him from a Geek to a chick maggot – oops I meant magnet.