German dad Nils Pickert is making waves for choosing to wear skirts and dresses in public. But as he explains in the Huffington Post, his choice isn't a bid for attention — he's simply trying to be be the role model his child needs.
Pickert's 5-year-old son sometimes likes to wear his older sister's outgrown dresses, and Pickert decided to also "get all skirted up" as a public show of support for his son. His bold choice led to an interview in German publication EMMA, and after the story was picked up in the United States, Pickert decided to speak out about his motive. The role of a parent, he says, is to be supportive of your child, especially when the world may not be:
"I will confess that I don't particularly like wearing skirts or dresses. I'm like a soccer mom who doesn't love the sport -- but does love her kids."
Have you ever had to go out on a limb to support your child?