Parent Conversation Guides

What to Cover? Why?

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?
  • Are there rules in your family or school or faith about modesty in attire?
  • What values do you think modest clothing demonstrates?
  • Most people agree that being able to see a person’s eyes is important to being able to know and trust another person.  What do you think?  Is seeing their nose important?  Their mouth? Why?