Nurturing Your Teen

Social media, Hollywood, society and often their own peers make the adolescent years challenging and sometimes wearisome. As a parent, you want to teach your children certain values with guidance so they may evolve into happy, productive adults. During the teen years, their bodies develop along with mood swings and likes and dislikes in most everything, including how they dress. Shopping with them can become less enjoyable and more of a cause of friction, leading to tears and sharp words. To avoid what may become an unproductive shopping trip, here
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August Newsletter – Stores Making Strides For Plus-Size Teens

Over my 20-plus years in the industry, I have seen considerable change when it comes to finding clothing for plus-size teens. Early in my career, I worked with a mother from western North Carolina who was desperate to find clothing options for her 14-year-old daughter. She needed plus-size clothing, and there seemed to be absolutely nothing available of good quality and style for teens at that time. Her mother had become discouraged that her daughter wore only sweatpants and T-shirts. As the mother of a daughter myself, I understood the
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