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I think you have 3 separate issues here. Tidy appearance There are some near-universal assumptions that people make about others who exhibit poor hygiene. Hygienic, tidy appearance is separate completely from style. You can wear the exact same outfit, but still give different impressions about yourself based on how tidy you are. I believe it's important ...


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There is really only one answer needed for this issue. Self esteem and personal appearance (in all ages, but more quickly in children) comes from only one factor. A sense of being valued by role models (or mates more commonly in women). Emulation (or 'pea-cocking') quickly follows because value is a diminishing property that when viewed internally ...


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You can have it both ways. Teach that someone should have a style that is their own, because unlike fashion style is timeless, but that our appearance sends messages to other people so it is important to carefully consider what that style is. As a boy, I wish I had this advice while I was younger. Even though my family grew up fairly poor and shopped second ...


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I think you can keep it focused on the image she wants to portray. Ask her: What are you saying about yourself with that look? If what she thinks she's putting out there matches what other people think, and she's okay with that, so be it. If her perceptions are off, you can gently correct them: That outfit makes you feel comfortable, but that boy ...



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