Parents asked not to wear pyjamas to school drop off

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Some parents have no problem with keeping their comfy slippers and pyjama bottoms on when doing the school run, especially if it's a literal drop off that doesn't involve stepping out of the car. 

Recently labelled 'slummy mummies' other parents go as far as walking their kids into the classroom in the comfort of their own dressing-gowns. 

In a letter to parents, a headmistress in Darlington, Uk, said:

"I have noticed that there has been an increasing tendency for parents to escort children to and from school while still wearing pyjamas and, on occasion, even slippers. Could I please ask that when you are escorting your children, you take the time to dress appropriately in day wear that is suitable for the weather conditions? While this may seem to some to be a minor point, I am sure you will agree that it is important for us all to set our children a good example about what is appropriate and acceptable in all aspects of life, not only from the point of view of their safety and general well-being but also as preparation for their own adult life. Thank you for your co-operation in helping raise our children's aspirations."

We asked our readers on Facebook to give us their thoughts on whether or not it should be acceptable for parents to wear pyjamas to the school gate

"We have to drop off our kids inside the school. So no pyjama day. If the kids can get up and get dressed and ready for school, so can the parents!" -Linda Nel

"Ag I do it everyday. Trying to get kids ready in the morning is a nightmare and time consuming already. I don't see anything wrong with it. As long as my teeth are brushed and hair done. I'm heading out the house in PJ'S to drop the kids off."-Leo Nazarene

"Shows a lack of self worth and sets an extremely bad example to children. How lazy does one have to be to not get dressed to go take kiddies to school? I'm shocked that this is even up for debate!" -Christine Howse

"Set a good example to your children by getting dressed. It only takes a few minutes to dress and brush your hair and teeth." -Sandra Van de Vijver

"It sounds easier but I'm not brave enough to take the chance! What if you are involved in a car accident on the way and you are in your pj's?!" -Deidre Krull

"Personally I don't care! That's just me. Yes, I am up early, shower, etc etc but some days I do put my pj bottoms on when dropping off my son. I find them comfortable and they look good. I say: "So what!". People shouldn't judge you by what you wear...but they do. Some judge you on how you look...so what! I feel if you love yourself enough and your children love you the way you are, nothing else should matter! #JustMy2c" - Karen Narayadu

"I thinks its a sign of laziness if you cant change your clothes even if you going back home to shower. It really doesnt take that long to slip on jean and a top and put on shoes." -Robyn Moss

How do you feel about the matter? Send us your comments to chatback@parent24.com.

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