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Dear Dish-It: I Need a Bra

Sep 06, 2011

Dear Dish-It,

I think I need to start wearing a bra but I’m afraid to ask my mom. What do I say?

Cup?

Dear Cup?,

The first thing you need to do is stop being embarrassed! Needing a bra is something that all girls go through – even your mom when she was your age! The easiest thing to do is just ask your mom if you can talk to her, and let her know that you think you need to start wearing a bra. If she agrees, arrange a time when the two of you can go bra shopping together. If you can be open and honest with your mom about this, it will only get easier to talk to her about personal things as you grow up.

Tips & Tricks

If simply approaching your mom isn’t really your style, why don’t you wait until the two of you are out shopping. When you pass a bra store or the lingerie department in the mall, tell her that you’d like to go in, because you think it’s time for you to start wearing one. If you just ask to stop and take a look, I think your mom will definitely get the hint about what’s on your mind.

Mom Knows Best

The most important thing to remember is that your mother has already been through all the “growing up” things that you are and will be going through. Now that it’s your turn, she’s actually one of the best people to give you support and advice at this time in your life. Just have a casual conversation with her and drop in, “Mom, I really think I need to start wearing a bra. What do you think?” Believe me, your mom will most likely be more than happy to help you, and she’ll also be happy that you decided to come to her.

Have Your Say

Got any good advice for Cup?? Leave your comment below!

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Don't worry too, you'll grow up too and live on your own, I noticed that my aunt is unfair to children (except to her child) and I can't wait to be an adult (she's afraid to adults). And when you grow up, don't make revenge to your parents, I know that you still love them. Trust me, things would get worse if you make revenge.
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I understand you, but those things are worse than my experience. I am a very lonely nerd and I don't have friends. When my mom goes to work she leaves me with my unfair aunt. My aunt is so unfair, she always blames me and ignores my explanations, she always defends my 5 year old cousin even though she's wrong. She's so unfair I wanted to drink bleach or hang myself but I realized that there are more people who love me. When I was months old or maybe 1 year old my dad broke up with my mom because our family doesn't like him because he hurts my mom physically, called my grandpa a liar even though my dad knows how honest he is, and he always blamed things on me when I was a baby. I met him a month ago (maybe), and we were supposed to talk about important thing like if why he left me and other stuff like that, but instead he boasted about being the best pilot in the airport, he did nothing but boast. I never want to meet him again. My problem with my mom is that she hurts me horribly like jumping on my back, and she says hurtful things like she wanted me to die and that she loves her boyfriend (who is a jerk) more than me. I have to admit, I'm the one who started the mess, but that's no way to discipline your child. I apologized to her, but she is still pulling my hair. After we relaxed for about 40 minutes, she apologized. That's it, but my mom is really hard working and is very patient to me (but when it's too much, she gets crazy). There's always a good side of someone. I hope that there are more of your relatives and friends who love you, my advice is to write a letter to your parents, and if it didn't work well, you could always talk to the guidance in your school or your teacher, that's the only one I could think of.
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The way they are doing it is wrong,however it sounds like your parents really love you and really want the best for you. they have faith in you. when you get a 3 if they know that you can get a 4 so they address you want it. not that they don't love you.Your parents were the ones who raised you and introduced you to this life so you should always respect them and think them as your god.
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