Have you ever discussed pros and cons of school uniforms? As with all other things, there are both good and bade sides of wearing school uniforms. If your child goes to school that requires wearing of uniforms, you can hear his/her opinion. If you have any opinion about this, feel free to share it!
School Uniforms: Pros
What are the pros of wearing uniforms in schools? There are many. First, all the differences between children become inconspicuous. Students do not get impressions about each other based on wardrobe. If someone is wearing high quality clothes, does it make him/her a better person? Is he/she better in any way than the rest of the class?
Uniforms can prevent students from developing prejudges based on a person’s look. Material factor becomes less important and what counts is what is inside one’s head. Personal qualities are important and they should be encouraged in students instead of competition in wearing high quality clothes. School uniforms highly contribute to creating a collective spirit and sense of belonging to a specific group, which is in this case particular school.
School Uniforms: Cons
Now, let us suggest some cons. Some students argue that school uniforms destroy creativity in clothing and discourage their originality. The clothes we wear are just one of the ways for us to express ourselves. Our taste, creativity and some other personality features are expressed thanks to the clothes we wear. The colors we wear can also tell a lot about us. In addition, school uniforms have to be washed regularly, meaning that your child must have at least two of them. This is not such a big problem, however. What is far bigger problem is the fact that students in adolescence can be quite moody and behave like little rebels. They sometimes have problems with any kind of authority and they often dislike situations in which they are not given a choice. Some kids can develop strong aversion towards authority. They can also develop a competition spirit that is too strong for their own good.
Those were some pros and cons of school uniforms. If your kid wears one of those, you can ask him/her and hear what he/she has to say about uniforms. After all, they are the ones who wear uniforms. They are maybe still kids, but it is very important to listen to what they have to say.