is it wrong to enter children in beauty pageants??
I worry about the lifelong message it sends to children. What matters in life is how you look, that even if you are pretty, you are not pretty enough until we add fake lashes, hair, suntan, makeup, etc. That winning is what is important, and that things such as intelligence, teamwork, empathy, frienship and a lot of other things don't matter. I think it creates little narcissists when all the adults in their life dote on them and revolve their life around the child's paegant success and schedule. Hair and makeup artists, spray tanners, pageant coaches, dance coaches. It's unbelievable.
Watch Toddlers and Tiaras on TLC. I just did yesterday and boy, are some of these kids divas already. I can't believe one spoke to her mother as if she was a hired servant. And the mother just loved it. "Oh, she's just in competition mode!" Give me a break, woman. Time to get an identity outside of your daughter and get some pride of your own.
And teach that girl that the world doesn't revolve around her, or she's going to grow up thinking her looks will get her anything she wants, and she'll meet guy after guy who will treat her like bimbo arm candy.
I would say most definantly yes, its wrong
beauty pagents are about just that...beauty
and children are being made to look "beautifull"
all this does is teach them about stupid things like make-up, there hair, how to dress pretty, how to walk in uncomfortable shoes and clothes and makes them grow up a lot quicker than they should
then it can be devestaing to that childs emotional health and wellbeing if she looses a beauty pagent. ultimatly thinking shes ugly, other girls are prittier than her, ect
kids under 10 should not be wearing makeup
and should be put in a contest based on there looks
thats something they can do when there older
when there older they can learn all the stuff about the harse and cruel industry of modelling. but theres no need to teach those things to a 5 year old
I just think its sick and wrong
I dont believe its wrong if the child really wants to.but if they dont its 100 percent wrong.personally I hink that kids in pagents need to be watched and protected constantly,just like any other child there are somesick people out there who like kids.but when you put a 5 year old in a bikini put so much makeup on her she looks like shes 16, use 10 bottles of hairspray , and teach her to prance around like shes a queen then yes I find theres someething very wrong with that!!!but if shes of an age where you think she has some knowledge and responsabilty then I think she should be asked then have it dissuced and then the choice should be made.
not at all if they child wants to it can be a great enlightening experiance that teaches them the value of hard work and being succesful as well as friendly competition and they have the chance to influence other girls and children and meet life long friends. I think its a great choice however if they dont want to do them then you cant force them as bluecrocs said
I wouldn say its wrong, but I wouldn do that to my child. like its been said, I wouldn force them to do something like. their kids, let them be kids, pageants, isn meant for kids in my opinion. kids are meant to play and be free and not pressured to look so pretty and grownup at a young age.
No I used to be in them when I was little, I loved it, and I loved it even more when I won (which was most of them :D)
But yeah I think its fine I dont do them now like, cause im not pretty enough but I used to be
nothing is wrong with that unless you force them. but be careful for older people who likes children.
if the child wants to be in the pagent then no. if they don't, DO NOT FORCE THEM!
It depends on whether you're doing it for the child's benefit, or YOUR OWN.