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Bright red nail varnish at school

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PoshAubrey Sat 27-Apr-13 15:52:57

...on a 9 yr old. Tacky or cute ?

MissyMooandherBeaverofSteel Sat 27-Apr-13 15:55:20

Not tacky or cute. Its not something that would cross my mind to comment on if I saw it.

SandStorm Sat 27-Apr-13 15:56:18

We have a school rule - no nail polish on the children. Doesn't matter what colour it is.

CitrusyOne Sat 27-Apr-13 15:56:38

Against school rules if you're at the school I work at.

BabyMakesTheYoniGoStretchy Sat 27-Apr-13 15:59:46

Its just nail polish,it wouldn't bother me. Toddler is sporting glittery nails with teeny flowers drawn on by dd1.

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 27-Apr-13 16:01:19

Nail varnish banned at dd's school too.

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 27-Apr-13 16:04:10

Did anyone else learn Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle for the sharps?

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 27-Apr-13 16:08:55

Sorry wrong thread.

phantomnamechanger Sat 27-Apr-13 16:09:44

if it's against school rules it should not be worn and I dont understand parents of primary aged kids allowing them to get into bad habits when all the lcoal secondary schools send kids home for minor unifom infringements

there are also plenty of workplaces where rules MUST be adhered to, so long term its not doing them any favours either, letting them think they can do as they please.

PoshAubrey Sat 27-Apr-13 16:10:08

Baby, sparkly glittery polish, usually messily applied, on a little girl is just age appropriate fun. But this was deep crimson grown up looking polish; it looked very carefully applied which IMO looked a bit off.

The aibu is to do with my own reaction; what made me think it looked off ? It's against the school rules btw. I noticed it on the child when I was arriving to drop off ds. He and the little girl stopped outside the gate to pat a friendly dog. Not a biggie, I know that. Was just wondering !

Flisspaps Sat 27-Apr-13 16:13:49


trinity0097 Sat 27-Apr-13 16:30:17

I would provide any child coming to where I work with nail varnish remover to take it off at the start of the day. Make-up and nail varnish etc is not appropriate for school. Other than perhaps a bit of light foundation for very spotty teens!

RhondaJean Sat 27-Apr-13 16:36:25

Can someone explain to me exactly what impact they think the wearing of nail varnish has on a child's academic abilities?

Does covering the nails cut off the blood supply to the brain or something? hmm

There are far more things to be worried about than whether a child has nail varnish on or not. Op I do understand your thinking it was off, but not quite knowing why - I don't live in an area where there are any school rules regarding this, but I genuinely cannot see why it would be an issue and it's something I would have been happy to raise if it was a rule.

Request my child is smartly and modestly dressed, request them to be polite, well behaved, work hard and contribute to the class by all means - but someone produce some evidence as to why the wearing of nail varnish would have a detrimental effect on any of those things rather than just create an arbitrary rule based upon a personal presence (and waste valuable staff time enforcing it).

RhondaJean Sat 27-Apr-13 16:37:11

Sorry, personal preference.

CloudsAndTrees Sat 27-Apr-13 16:38:56

Neither tacky or cute, but inappropriate for school. Especially if there is a rule against it.

OutragedFromLeeds Sat 27-Apr-13 16:39:49

I agree with Rhonda re. nail varnish won't infringe ability to learn.

I don't like seeing nail varnish on 9 year olds, but then I don't really like seeing nail varnish on anyone, it just seems a bit odd to me.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sat 27-Apr-13 16:42:28

Against the school rules, I would suspect!

Startail Sat 27-Apr-13 16:44:05

I think primary officially said no nail vanish, sensibly no one cared. Bright coloured nails after sleepovers and hair braids after holidays do no harm and give little girls great pleasure.

NettoSuperstar Sat 27-Apr-13 16:46:32

DD wears nail varnish if she wants to, school are fine with it, as am I.
She's 11.

mrsjay Sat 27-Apr-13 16:48:14

was it the nail polish or the redness that bothered you ? I am ashamed to admit I have a weird thing about red nail polish and if dd2 wears it (she is 15) I am a bit hmm about it, I dont think i would think a child is tarty though I just think it is a bit tacky blush

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 27-Apr-13 16:49:00

I disagree. Nail varnish and other distractions can cause huge distraction in the classroom. At this age children often don't need much to make them giddy. Very little work gets done on none uniform day for example

I can just see a group of girls at dd's school discussing nails, hair etched etc. they can also be quite carry about people who arnt in with the latest trends.

Sad but true.

TwllBach Sat 27-Apr-13 16:54:36

Also banned at the school I work at. I personally don't mind it, but also sort of understand what you mean about it being red. But I don't know why.


mrsjay Sat 27-Apr-13 16:56:07

I think because red is maybe such a grown up/ going out colour <really unhelpful> not really to my taste either

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 27-Apr-13 17:11:26

It's odd the connotations we associate with red.

I ordered done corset tops to go with long black skirts for a dance show. The wrong colour came by mistake end everyone said how awful the red ones looked on young girls. When the purple ones came everyone said how beautiful & classy they looked.

mrsjay Sat 27-Apr-13 17:13:07

I think it is the erm lady of the night thing with red tbh I know it is unreasonable and I know it is petty and whatnot maybe it is etched on some peoples .

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