My lovely 10 year old tween daughter is currently experiencing the same growing pains as her peers; ranging from her laments over her hair not being straight enough to wanting to transform her very essence into someone else entirely. In fact she’s smack dab in a period of life where the need to conform and to live up to expectations is about to hit her like a ton of bricks- and well I’ve already weathered more than my fair share of her annoyed eye rolls, when I try to explain to her that her hair is beautiful and that she needs to revels in who she is- as opposed to trying to transform herself into something else.
So of course when I heard that LittleMissMatched, a tween girls clothing & accessories company ( that my daughter and I BOTH adores) was spearheading their National “Rock Your Socks” Day on Friday, October 21st– I was more than happy to get on the bandwagon and join (as was my tween girl!)
My daughter shares her LittleMisMatched haul right here
National “Rock Your Socks” Day Friday, October 21st is a day where “kids” of all ages (1-101!) are encouraged to free their feet and rock their crazy socks as a symbol of creativity. In celebration of National “Rock Your Socks” Day, throughout the month of SOCKtober (October), LittleMissMatched is donating funds to support creative projects in local schools across the country through DonorsChoose.org. From earthworm gardens to tumbling mats, classic novel collections to theatre supplies, LMM will support kid’s creativity everywhere! Visit www.rockyoursocks.org for the list of schools we are supporting in your area!
BOTTOM LINE: With more and more tweens being bullied to conform, our nation is at a cross roads. One road leads to the dull: a place where we all part our hair on the same side, where we all eat vanilla ice cream, where we all wear matching socks. Another road leads to creativity & self-expression…where we are free to be YOU and ME! So get your tweens fired up in a frenzy to rock their individuality, feel good in their own skin, and strong enough to combat any virulent forms of bullying. And they can get started by showing off their toes in LittleMissMatched photo contest this National “Rock Your Socks” Day on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LittleMissMatched. In fact photos with the most “Likes” will win prizes!