Posted Mon May 16, 2011 12:15 PM
Posted Mon May 16, 2011 02:45 PM
I think she really should have said 'do this TO their daughters." ugh!
I watched Toddlers and Tiaras a couple of times and that show just gave me the creeps!
Posted Mon May 16, 2011 03:09 PM
This post has been edited by iagoagaIn: Mon May 16, 2011 03:10 PM
Posted Mon May 16, 2011 04:25 PM
Posted Mon May 16, 2011 08:13 PM
it's a shame crazy mothers like this put such a bad light on beauty pageants. because really, pageants are about confidence, grace, poise and beauty on the inside and outside.
Posted Mon May 16, 2011 08:19 PM
Posted Mon May 16, 2011 09:25 PM
I tend to agree with you Jade and I did once see that awful show Toddlers and Tiaras. I find it sickening so many people are obsessed with appearance.
Posted Mon May 16, 2011 09:44 PM
Posted Mon May 16, 2011 10:01 PM
It's a shame there is not at least equal emphasis in these contests on inner beauty, intelligence and true confidence... but then again I am sick to death of our society teaching our children that 'looks are everything' when there is so much more. It kills me to talk to some friends of mine that feel they are unattractive when I see them as quite beautiful... such a disgrace.
Posted Tue May 17, 2011 01:46 PM
while my oldest kid was growing up,we never let her appear in any of these unless she told us she wanted too,which she never did.i think it's wrong to force anything like this on kids,sports too! if they come and ask you if they can participate it's one thing,forcing them to do it for your benefit is as wrong as physical child abuse is,imo.
Posted Tue May 17, 2011 10:33 PM
Posted Wed May 18, 2011 11:09 AM
have you ever been around people who subject their kids to this competition? they treat kids like shit!unless you are a total idiot,you'd call it child abuse! they sure as hell ain't being good to them!
Posted Fri May 20, 2011 11:10 PM
Posted Sat May 21, 2011 11:12 PM
Competition based on looks at that age?
8 year olds should be eating ice cream and picking their nose.
Posted Sun May 22, 2011 12:21 AM
On the flip side there are those that are on the level of dog/animal shows , down to the way the participants are preened , prodded , & conditioned .
I'd like to see these things become more regulated & with guidelines to prevent the child being harmed .
There are better ways to spend ones childhood IMO .
Posted Sun May 22, 2011 05:58 AM
Posted Sun May 22, 2011 07:09 AM
most of the parents i know,don't force their kids to do anything.if a kid tells them they want to do something like sports or beauty contests,they support them 100%.but i know some others that as soon as they are old enough they force whatever they want the kids to do,down their throats! i never forced my kids to do anything,but once they started something,i did'nt let them just quit because that sends the wrong message to them.winning is contagious,but so is losing.if they get into quitting something that is too hard,they'll do that forever.
that is the only rule i have ever had with them,and they have'nt quit anything yet,she's 22 and he's 14.
some kids do enjoy it,but when you spend 3 grand for 1 dress and you make them up to look like the parent never did as a kid,that's bullshit!
Posted Sun May 22, 2011 07:44 AM
Posted Mon May 23, 2011 05:49 PM
that's a lot different than exploiting a child for your own gain.