Nicole Davies

Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a Marine spouse and mother of three daughters, ages 16, 10, and 7. I have been a stay-at-home mom most of their lives while also pursuing my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In the past I have worked as a social worker for child welfare in the state of Pennsylvania. I have also taught preschool for ages 2.5 - 4. During my master’s program I interned as a therapist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital working with adults, teens, and kids. My ultimate goal is to become an independently licensed therapist. Our family has lived in Onslow County for 10 of the last 15 years, which has given my children a stability that is rare among military families. While NC has been my home for several years now, I am still a Yankee at heart! I will always choose a Philly cheesesteak over a pulled-pork sandwich. In addition to taking care of my family and my educational pursuits, I enjoy traveling to destinations near and far; a novel in which I can get lost; and chatting with friends over a good cup of coffee.

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Scary Costumes

Now that we are halfway through September, before we put up the Christmas tree or defrost the Thanksgiving Turkey, many of us will start preparing for Halloween.  Aisles full of costumes and the special “Halloween Store” that pops up like a carnival tent once a year have already made their appearances.  For those of us who still have small children at home, it’s fun to see the parade of adorable little kids in their cute costumes while trick-or-treating.  If you have teens, you may have noticed that they still like to dress up but at that age the costumes really become scary.

In addition to my teen daughter, I also have a “tween” daughter who now wears adult size clothing.  There are plenty of cute, spooky, and clever costumes for kids under 12, but for my eleven year old who needs an adult-size costume, everything is suddenly described as “sexy” or “naughty.”  I certainly don’t want my middle-school daughter dressed in a tight mini-skirt and cleavage-baring top paired with fishnet stockings and sky-high heels, but I don’t particularly want my teenage daughter wearing an outfit like that either.  And it doesn’t seem to matter what “character” they choose; the costumes past sizes 12-14 all seem to be the same.  “Sexy” cop, “naughty” witch, “bad” kitty.  Even the Disney Princesses start to look like strippers once you hit junior sizes.  I know we still have several weeks until Halloween, so maybe I can use that time to add some material to whatever costumes my daughters choose this year.

Does your teen like to dress up for Halloween?  How do you feel about the “sexy” costumes some teens wear?

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One Comment on “Scary Costumes”

  • Tarls July 10th, 2016 7:01 am

    I think it’s fine what they wear it’s a part of growing up and trying to impress people at that age

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