How Do I Ask My Mom to Let Me Start Wearing Push-Up Bras?

How Do I Ask My Mom to Let Me Start Wearing Push-Up Bras?

Our expert: Dr. Cara Natterson

Our resident expert on all things girls. She’s a board certified pediatrician, author of the best-selling book series The Care and Keeping of You, and travels the country speaking about health and wellness issues to both kids and parents.

I want to start wearing push-up bras, but how do I ask my mom?


Fair question. An equally fair question from your mom might be: Why? If you really want to wear one, think through the reasons for that and then think through the reasons why your mom may object. This will help you figure out how to approach the topic with her. And remember to listen to her answer…really listen. Don’t be super defensive and just shut down.

Girls often complain that their parents don’t listen to what they want or why they want it – well, parents can feel the same way. If your mom says no, try to understand her reasons why. If she doesn’t list them for you, go ahead and ask. These kinds of talks strengthen your relationship with your mom, even if you don’t wind up getting what you want at the end.

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