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If your child is starting to wear a tie when they go back to school, can they do it yet?

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ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Sat 30-Aug-08 18:13:54


trefusis Sat 30-Aug-08 18:16:55

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roisin Sat 30-Aug-08 18:24:29

ds1 (11) has to wear a tie. We've been trying to teach him to do it, but he's struggling. (He took years to learn to do his laces hmm)

But dh has taught him how to take his tie off and put it back on without undoing it, iyswim.

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Sat 30-Aug-08 19:26:53

He isn't allowed an elasticated tie.

Ties for blinking 7 year olds. PE days will be fun.

Good idea about leaving it fastened, roisin.

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Sat 30-Aug-08 19:29:31

Really pissed off now.

He has just been crying because he can't do it.

Seven, I ask you?

Secondary school is soon enough for ties imo.

snorkle Sat 30-Aug-08 21:35:47

my dcs both wore ties from age 7. Hardly any of the kids could actually tie them but they all became very adept at sliding the knot up & down far enough to put them on over their heads very quickly.

unknownrebelbang Sat 30-Aug-08 21:41:12

All three will be wearing ties when they go back, they start to wear them in yr6 here (shirt and tie as opposed to polo shirt).

DH wears the best sort - clip-on, lol.

jellybelly2007 Sat 30-Aug-08 21:45:54

DS1 starting secondary school next week.
From this year, they have made a rule of clip-on ties, no regular types.


Choking hazard apparently.

Health and safety/PC world gone mad IMO.

Olihan Sat 30-Aug-08 21:49:46

DS1 is going into reception and has to wear one. We have the choice of elasticated or proper and we've gone for the proper as other parents have said that the elastic stretches really badly and needs replacing constantly.

I'm also of the mind that if they insist that reception age children wear ties then they can damn well put up with tying them after PE grin.

unknownrebelbang Sat 30-Aug-08 21:56:59

jellybelly, DH has worn a clip-on tie for 29 years, because of the risk of being strangled.

Ok, so the schoolyard isn't that bad...I hope.

MrsGuyOfGisbourne Sun 31-Aug-08 17:41:53

omigod - thanks - had not even thought of that... he starts practising tonite...

Hulababy Sun 31-Aug-08 17:44:42

DD (6) has a tie as part of her winter uniform. She couldn't do it when she first started school, but her teacher and TA used to help them at PE time. She learnt to do her own tie within the first few weeks though. It is supring how quick they pick it up with a bit of daily prctise, even if it doesn't look that great to start with. Girls have an advantage - at least most of it is hidden beneath a pinafore

worley Sun 31-Aug-08 17:57:47

ds1 is suppossed to be starting on weds, and will have a tie, i cant do them, neither can he, (he is 9 and still cant do his laces properly, he just cannot get the hang of it)
so as dp will already be at work when we leave in the morning, he will haveto do it then i can tighten it up for him!

silverbirch Sun 31-Aug-08 20:37:44

In the early 1970's we were expected to wear proper ties from reception (aged 4 1/2). I still remember us all having to stand up and chant "over and over and under my chin - pull it up and tuck it in" as we learnt to tie them...but I have to admit that most of the time we just loosened them to take them on and off and didn't retie it every time.

Chocolateteapot Mon 01-Sep-08 07:47:19

My DD needs one this year as she is starting mddle school but there is no way she will be able to tie it as she has dyspraxia and struggles with that sort of thing. I think I will do as a friend suggested, tie it then cut it on the back and put some Velcro on.

Beetroot Mon 01-Sep-08 07:50:37

put it on them and show themhow ot loosen it and titghen it for when they ahve to get changed.

That way they can take their time learning how to tie it

LadyMuck Mon 01-Sep-08 09:54:37

Ds1 (7) can. At school they pair them up so each is doing the tie of a friend (and they can see what they are doing). Ds2 (5) still can't but they don't make a deal of it until they are in Year 2.

Tommy Mon 01-Sep-08 10:03:41

DS1 has worn one for a year - they don't do clip on ones for some reason. He can't do it up himself. DS2 has to wear one this year and he won't be able to either... hmm

Dogsby Mon 01-Sep-08 10:04:15

why do kids wear ties?

Tommy Mon 01-Sep-08 10:11:05

who knows Dogsby? hmm

I brought it up with the Head and she said it was to do with discipline hmm

DH doesn't even wear a tie for work and he seems to be doing OK

Celia2 Mon 01-Sep-08 14:17:12

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filthymindedvixen Mon 01-Sep-08 14:18:03

no, ds2 will learn the slipknot approach!

hippipotami Mon 01-Sep-08 14:22:49

Ds uses the tried and tested slipknot approach. Dh re-ties it for him every weekend because after a week of sliding the knot up and down the knot looks a bit bedraggled!
Mind you he has just turned 9 so perhaps he should learn to tie it himself....

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Tue 02-Sep-08 10:30:45

Well he has gone off to school and already I will have to go into school this afternoon and apologise to the teacher. I think I was a bit stroppy. blush

trefusis Tue 02-Sep-08 20:05:00

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