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Parenting Tip of the Day: Feb. 10

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What do you do with kids’ hand-me-down clothes once you are done with them? Turns out, this can get kind of touchy.

“One friend of a friend sold a bunch of other women’s hand-me-downs in a garage sale and made a nice profit for herself,” said Lindsey Cross in Mommyish.com. “Needless to say, this did not go over well. The offending woman explained to her friends that she didn’t know any other moms to give them to and that two wearers had worn the clothes down. I still don’t think anyone quite forgave her.”

Options? “You could always return the clothes to their original purchaser. But that person obviously doesn’t have a use for the clothes if they gave them away,” noted Cross. “Personally, my friend and I decided to pass the clothes along or donate them to charity. It seemed like the appropriate thing to do, continue the chain of helping people out. One thing is for sure, the recipient of those hand-me-downs might want to check what the original owner had in mind before the clothes get worn or re-gifted.”

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