What to Cover? Why?

These discussion ideas are meant to help your child appreciate that clothing isn’t just about fashion, but that it also has a job to do. Exploring your child’s ideas related to modesty in clothing is a great opportunity to discuss (and influence) personal values.

  • Can you think of reasons to keep parts of your body private?
  • Why might modesty be good? Is it ever bad?
  • Should it be up to the individual to decide how much of their body they want to keep private? Or to expose?
  • Are there rules in your family or school or faith about modesty in attire?
  • Does your community have rules about public exposure?