Dear Straight Talk: I’m at wit’s end. My daughter, 15, is planning her Halloween outfit. Last year, I was embarrassed by how “trashy” she looked but I didn’t want a fight. I would like to set boundaries this year and wonder what the panel thinks is appropriate. Also, when do kids stop trick-or-treating? I felt sorry for the little kids exposed to her marauding band of underdressed overly-endowed “ladies.” Any ideas how to win on this? My daughter is horribly stubborn and hates me “interfering” with her life. — Trying to be a better mom in Vacaville
Justin, 26, Redding: Rule of thumb: Trick-or-treat if you’re dressing like a kid, but if you’re dressing “adult,” it’s over. At 15, your daughter wants to dress like her friends to fit in. However, taking a slutty look too far just makes a girl look insecure and needy. She will get attention, but even on Halloween, guys find girls more attractive when they are less revealed.
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