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A nine-year-old girl is made to have her eyebrows waxed in the name of beauty as mothers push their daughters to ever greater extremes in the competitive world of child pageants.

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Have to say, I d0 not agree! Even at a young age, appearance is extremely important. We have all judged the child that looks disheveled, hair messy, hair in knots or dirty finger nails or face, or who wore the party dress to school!
That continues on into being made fun of because of your upper lip hair at age 11 that you were told “no one noticed” so you shaved it. Maybe it is your first job interview and you are clueless as to what is classic and would make a good impression on your potential new boss! Not to mention how happy girls feel with pretty pedicured toes! The truth is, it is extremely important to look and feel pretty from the inside out! Teach your little girls a nice balance, tell her she is smart and beautiful and special! Show her how to apply make up properly, instead of letting her friends do it!Plastic surgery and eating disorders go far beyond commercials and peer pressure. Teach the little girls about values, self worth, making a living and supporting herself…. And looking pretty, knowing how to maximize your eyes will always make you feel good, just for you! It’s a great ego booster for all girls to get compliments, at any age!

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For me, I definetely find child beauty pageants to be a form of child exploitiation
Looks like I’m the one dissenting voice about the article. There is absolutely nothing wrong with remarking on a child’s beauty or their outfit! Appearance is an important part of who we are, and our clothes and demeanor are a reflection of what we feel like on the inside. (And its the first thing people notice about us. This is not shallow, it’s logical.)


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I agree to some degree with this article and encouraging the intelligence of young girls. However as one who grew up with having negative body image comments made to me daily by both family members, “friends” schoolmates and strangers, I believe it is absolutely imperative to daily tell children how beautiful and handsome they are. It took me until i was in my 30′s before i was able to look at myself and truly believe i was beautiful and accept my body. I do believe encouraging education and critical thinking and teaching children self confidence in all aspects including love of their bodies. In my opinion excluding any reference to a child’s beauty is a mistake. Children are beautiful/handsome & adorable. The mistake we have made is that we forget to praise them for their bodies, minds, hearts and compassion.

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This was a wonderful article especially with the huge following for the toddler/girl beauty pageants. I can’t believe that someone would subject a small child to that type of stress and have them thinking that the only thing you can be is a princess type.
Girls are intelligent and able to do anything that they want in life, as long as there are parents behind them with encouragement and love.
I must admit that when my daughter was born ( after 2 sons) I was hoping for a “girly girl”. Well, she had two brothers to play with and instead of ballet , she is a 2nd Black Belt in Taekwondo and competes in local and national competitions. She is smart, she is beautiful and she is strong. She is also doing something that she loves and works very hard with her coach to be the best that she can in her chosen sport. At 13, she wants to look nice but that doesn’t include make up or anything drastic. She is taking pre-ap classes and some 9th grade classes while in the 9th grade. She is now my idea of what a girl should be, strong, smart and passionate about her life.

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I have to agree, Holly. You can do as much damage to a child by not telling them that they are beautiful, as you can by emphasizing, intentional or not, their looks. I tell all my children, 1, 4, and 5 years old, girl and boy alike that they are beautiful. I also admire their character when they make good choices, tell them how much I love watching them use their brains to solve problems, comment on how my heart fills with love when I see them demonstrate compassion… It’s all healthy, and all needed, even the physical compliments, in moderation.

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I partly agree with this article: that there is too great an emphasis on physical appearance and physical perfection in our western culture. However I don’t think that focussing on a child’s intelligence and achievements solves the problem. A child who gets their identity from achievement can suffer HUGE pitfalls, just like the child whose identity is in their appearance. How do they handle failure? What if they are not ‘the best’? A child needs to know they are UNCONDITIONALLY loved, respected, thought of as beautiful, precious and a treasured child – not that they need to be able to look good or read well or be intelligent to succeed and please people they look to for affirmation.

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At the risk of being the skunk at this “love in,” I think Ms. Bloom has made much the same mountain out of much the same molehill. The obsession with looks and dieting and cosmetic surgery in younger and younger women is real, and the obsession with things like beauty pageants and the Disney Princess consumer culture is unquestionably damaging. But to me, trying to trace these problems back to telling a child she look pretty in her new dress trivializes the matter. In fact, after talking to many adult women, I have been told over and over again that, as a father, telling my own young daughter how much I admire her looks – just as much as I admire her achievement at school and at ballet class – is critically important to her self acceptance and appropriate expectations vis a vis men. In fact, I would worry that any child – boy or girl – who had made a special effort to look nice for a special occasion and was NOT told by adults that he or she looked nice, or a child who was NEVER complimented on her looks, would wonder what was wrong with her looks, or whether she was ugly.