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I saw this headline Mum spent £2,000 on son, 10, who refuses to wear anything other than designer clothes, she even pays £40 for designer socks!

Sorry I think a child should wear what they are given, he even refused to wear PE. Shorts.

What message is she sending her son.. She goes on to say her other son wears Primark.

Am I behind the times, is designer clothing now mandatory for school children if so bring back school uniforms

https://metro.co.uk/2021/08/26/mum-spends-2000-on-designer-gear-for-son-10-to-go-back-to-school-15155140/

beccatavender
a month ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibisa month ago

I don't agree that any child should dictate anything until they are independent. That is not to say they can't ask, discuss, make a christmas/birthday wish etc. But of course rich parents will think no more of spending £500 on an item for their child than we would spending less than £50.

Trouble is, succumbing to a child's demands turns them into a little monster with no sense of the value of anything.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a month ago

I totally agree plus I think you are sending the wrong message if they think designer brands are that important. Strange that one child is wearing designer and the other Primark.

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Lynibis
Lynibisa month ago

beccatavender after my last comment I read the article and I think it is disgusting that one child has designer, the other primark. Even if the other child says he doesn't mind, he definitely will and I can imagine the rows to come as he grows up feeling resentful that his brother is the favoured child. Even if I were stupid enough to give into this spoiled brat's demands I would have to treat the other the same.

One wonders how a 10 year old can even be that aware of the significance of designer gear unless learned from parents.

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didbygraham
didbygrahama month ago

Lynibis at that age it will be more likely from school although clearly the parents have more cash than sense. It does seem unfair to treat them differently though.

We are lucky my son is totally the opposite and is like me - he really does not care what he wears and hates buying clothes. If it fits and keeps him warm thats all that matters. He'd rather the money went on games than clothes!

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Lynibis
Lynibisa month ago

didbygraham sensible boy. Most people can't tell the difference between a £10 or £50 t-shirt so I am not sure why people like to waste so much money and make others rich.

Maybe I am plain ignorant but I would not be able to tell if a watch cost £500 or £5,000, although I admit wealthy people do have an air of sophistication and money about them.

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didbygraham
didbygrahama month ago

Lynibis that air of sophistication usually comes at a high price. At the end of the day my £10 watch tells the same time as a £5000 watch. I dont mind paying a bit more these days for better quality items - but I begrudge spending money on clothes. I cant wait for the pandemic - and our self isolation to be over so I can hit the charity shops again and get some 'new' clothes. Buying better quality secondhand clothes is better than cheap new ones!

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

No. No and thrice No.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

I agree to a point I ask my daughter what she wants to wear but then again I would never pay what this woman has im a primark girl lol

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mp34575
mp34575a month ago

No way.They might get the choice to pick T-shirt A or B from what they already have but when it comes to budget, brand, style i am the one who decides.If they are teenagers and earn some money I guess it’s ok to let them buy what they want as long they save for it and it’s not a rude piece of clothing.

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Pjran
Pjrana month ago

Kids do choose their clothes and have favourite items some maybe expensive brands. The parents of this child only try to do their best and can obviously afford the designer price. In this world there are some very wealthy people who can flash the cash.

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Lynibis
Lynibisa month ago

Strange how she is only 'doing her best' for one of her children. Personally I would think spoiling a child to the extent they refuse to comply is not good for them and it causes a hierarchy amongst the kids in school, the haves and have nots.

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Pjran
Pjrana month ago

Lynibis that’s the world we all live in. You described it beautifully with ”the haves and have nots”.

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant26a month ago

I think the mother needs to tell her son that he'll wear what she buys him! My sons have a mix of sports branded and non branded clothing, they don't mind at all. I think I read the silly woman spent £60 on designer underwear for him 😲 that's ridiculous...what's wrong with primark duds???

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tara73ziva
tara73zivaa month ago

I wonder who started the trend in him only wanting expensive brands she should have mixed them up with none designer brands and the child should be grateful that he has a choice of clothing it’s not learning him that you can only buy what you can afford and all of the siblings should be given the same it is ridiculous that she is being dictated to. my son was always grateful of any item that was bought be it designer or not, so sorry but the child should definitely wear what he is giving, I wonder what will happen when her money runs out.

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Mango4
Mango4a month ago

I think children should have an input alongside their parents in what they wear but not be able dictate brands etc . At 10 years old it makes you wonder where he got the idea of branded clothes anyway, sure his friends are not all kitted out in designer gear unless I'm way behind the times Most children are not brand freaks at that age it generally happens more in their teens .

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Mick82
Mick82a month ago

Mango4 tictok has a lot to answer for and YouTube these influencers that get given designer clothing for free promoting it all the time when I was 10 I didn’t know designer clothing existed used to get mine on the second hand clothing market

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lilyflower
lilyflowera month ago

Sorry but at 10 he should wear what he's given, he'll soon grow out of them. Designer gear for Children should be banned, most parents can't afford it and they out grow it far too quickly or they fall of the swing/bike etc and rip it. Asda/Tesco/Morrisons/Primark etc all produce serviceable items until they are teens.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa month ago

I let my children decide within reason but I set the price range except for my eldest who buys her own except for birthday and Christmas and there is a limit for all birthday presents so if you ask for more expensive stuff you get less gifts to open

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a month ago

That seems a very reasonable approach and gets them to learn how to budget

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Sammycb
Sammycba month ago

Personally I think she's off her head and has definitely got more money than sense!

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarca month ago

If there's nothing wrong with it (skanky, hostile, political etc) then he/she should have the freedom to.

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nina090976
nina0909764 weeks ago

The boy does modelling,including Tommy Hilfiger,Zara.I am sure they will also gift clothing to the models.The mum says he is a well mannered child,he obviously loves fashion.I am sure she can come to some compromise,there are always sales on throughout the year,so she could save money that way. My son isn't fashion conscious,he is happy with what we buy him 🙂 same cant be said for knock off Lego 😅😅it has to be the real deal x

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly254 weeks ago

I thought perhaps the Mother was paying for these designer clothes with the child’s earnings from modelling, but the article states she spends her own money - and consequently is unable to get her own hair cut or buy herself an outfit!!

She is spoiling this child. What message is she giving to her other child and the foster children she cares for? That they deserve less?

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SarahHorsfield
SarahHorsfield4 weeks ago

My eldest was never a label child nor is now

Yet my youngest will only wear vans trainers

God knows what’s gonna happen now she has started high school n shoes are a must

Oh n Nike sports wear

22.00 fora pair which she saved herself

Like the article. 2

Different people n preferences

But no way would I buy named school wear

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