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Would You Let Your Child Wear an "I Love Boobies" Bracelet?

A federal judge says they're okay, what do you think?

Moms Talk is a new feature on our Patch sites designed to reach out to moms and families throughout the Lehigh Valley. It’s a place for moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandmas and grandpas – basically anyone with a little one in their lives – to ask questions and seek advice and support. We hope that Moms Talk will become a resource for you on the thousands of issues that arise while raising children and also be the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic.

Our growing Moms Council plays a vital role in Moms Talk each week – by suggesting Moms Talk topics and by being among the first to join the conversation.

Meet the members of our Moms Council:

  • Lisa Amey, of Upper Milford Township, is a stay-at-home mom to an 8-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter. A past president of the MOMS Club of Emmaus and long time member of MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers), Lisa is an Independent Consultant for Arbonne International. 
  • Lisa Drew, of Emmaus, is a certified nutritionist and personal trainer, wellness and fitness coach with more than 17-years experience. She is the mother of a 13-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy.
  • Jennifer Elston, of Emmaus, has almost two decades of professional experience in child development and counseling.  She is currently a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful girls. Together with her husband, Chris, she owns Christopher Elston Photography.
  • Lisa Merk, of Lower Macungie, is a stay-at-home mother of four boys – a 12-year-old and 6-year-old triplets. Lisa is a past president of the MOMS Club of Lower Macungie East. In her “spare” time, Lisa teaches piano to school-age children.  

This week’s Moms Talk question comes from one of our Patch editors:

The “I Love Boobies” bracelet controversy is . Federal District Judge Mary A. McLaughlin ruled last week that the Easton School District had gone too far in suspending two 13-year-old girls for their “I Love Boobies” breast cancer awareness bracelets. The judge said that the bracelets cannot be considered “lewd” or “vulgar” in spite of the district’s claims to the contrary. She also said that the school district had failed to prove that the bracelets had caused or would cause any disruption in school. The Easton school board voted last week to appeal the decision. 

In light of the recent court ruling, would you allow your child to wear an “I Love Boobies” bracelet? Would you let you child wear the bracelet to school? Why or why not?

Share your thoughts and stories with us in the comments. 

If you would like to become a part of the Moms Council and/or have ideas for future Moms Talk questions, please email jennifer.marangos@patch.com.

Jenny Hayes Thompson September 07, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Amen sista! As a Breast Cancer Survivor (coming up on 5 years) and neice of two breast cancer victims (one male), this is ridiculous! My son wears his with pride (but not to school because of this crazy Easton incident!). Feel your BOOBIES--early detection saves lives!!
Jenny Hayes Thompson September 07, 2012 at 10:47 PM
like! (Breast Cancer Survivor)
Jenny Hayes Thompson September 07, 2012 at 10:49 PM
good!
Jenny Hayes Thompson September 07, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Good for you! Thank you for pointing out the [not so obvious] fact that men have breasts too and that they need to be aware of their [small] chance of Breast Cancer too! My uncle was diagnosed last year and had a mastectomy; he won't be caught dead wearing a pink bracelet and why should he? Good luck in your battle. (survivor, almost 5 years)
Lucy Little May 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM
Say it LOUD, say it PROUD!!!

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