17 Dec

The uniform your child wears to school is the index of how much care you take of her.
It should be freshly cleaned, ironed and must fit well.It gives her immense pleasure to be seen is the best dressed child of the class. It gives her self esteem a boost. It makes her aware that being smartly turned out is a quick key to acceptability in her friend circle.
Further, do remember that she wears it for atleast 7-8 hours. She must feel comfortable in it. All the fastenings should be in top condition. It has to be cleaned everyday.A stale one will be an invitation to skin diseases and more.Microbes love sweat and grime.Wash the uniform everyday. Use a good quality detergent . Using too many chemicals to remove stains can sometimes make the fabric rough.Uniform is a part of the school’s smartness quotient.It makes or mars the school’s reputation too.
Send your child smartly dressed to school. This way you are sowing the seeds of a smartly dressed , healthy adult.


8 Responses to “UNIFORM and YOU”

  1. dinsan December 18, 2007 at 5:42 am #

    not useful at the moment.. will keep in mind 🙂 and will send this to her for sure 🙂

  2. neel3 December 18, 2007 at 8:42 am #

    @ dinsan : great!

  3. Prasanna LM December 21, 2007 at 12:12 pm #

    hi neel,
    i just came across your blog through sriks blog. Nice one. keep blogging.

  4. mouna December 21, 2007 at 1:02 pm #

    wearing a uniform is one way of inculcation discipline, fine.

    but to see young kids dressed in uniforms including a tie, belt, blazer et al, is not required. atleast not in the tropical climate that we are subjected to. these are required even in the hottest of summers.

    if the english practised this, well, it was quite apt for their kinda weather. definately not ours.

  5. neela December 21, 2007 at 5:33 pm #

    @prasanna: welcome to bluewheel.
    @mouna:the uniforms are certainly vestigial in nature. I agree.
    I too feel they should ideally wear canvas shoes (except during monsoons) and pure cotton knitted shorts and shirts.
    Uniforms serve an important cause. The kids look alike and are treated alike..No divide between the rich and poor.

  6. praneshachar December 27, 2007 at 11:29 pm #

    no doubt uniforms brings belongingness and all look alike and are treated alike.
    Even in our Co., we have uniform from a worker to GM all are wearing the uniform ( ofcourse co., provdes the cloth and stiching charges )
    it is great to see all come in uniform
    I fully agree with mouna’s views it must be suitable and comfortable
    to the place/state you live. It must be a pleasure to wear rather than
    becomes a burden with so many add on’s like tie blazer etc., which may put child in discomfrt
    good one neela


  7. Balachandra Shetty December 28, 2007 at 9:54 am #

    Neela, wonderful post.

    That’s why my mother used to make sure I have combed properly, hairs shortened, nails trimmed, shoes polished, and my father had taught me to align button column to center of buckle etc. Those etiquettes I’m still following.

    My only concern is children carrying hefty backpacks(I too carried, Huh!). Any solutions for that?

  8. ramsblog December 29, 2007 at 10:13 am #

    I enjoyed wearing uniforms in my school days. My wife still admires seeing kids in uniforms. I don’t see schools having uniforms in the area I live today. Although, I assume most kids wear Jeans and thats probably a sort of dress code here 🙂
    I will know pretty soon when my 3yr old starts going to KG class and 1st grade in another year and a half to two.

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