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Uniforms save parents from choice drama

The hardy annual debate surrounding school uniforms usually fails to mention a significant advantage for parents if children have to wear them.

If kids are wearing uniform, then they are not wearing their 'own' clothes. With my six and eight-year-old boys, the school uniform is a saviour: same clothes, every day. No choice. No debates. No tantrums.

My four-year-old daughter is still at nursery school and does not wear a uniform. Every morning: 'Not wearing that. Don't like buttons. Don't want a dress. Want short sleeves. Not those shoes.'

I think school uniforms, beyond the philosophical, psychological, motivational and financial aspects, are a practical solution.


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