By Adeline Woo
As a parent, we want the best for your kids. No matter how much sacrifice it takes, our child still comes first.
I chanced upon this post while online and as a mother, it really puzzles me why parents would put their kids through such pageants.
According to ExtraTV.com ” The recent controversy centers on show footage of 3 and 4-year-old little girls dressed in suggestive adult costumes. One girl was dressed as Dolly Parton, complete with padded bra, and another as Julia Roberts’ streetwalker from “Pretty Woman.” Many are crying foul that this industry is “sexualizing” young girls.
“Little girls are supposed to play with dolls, not be dolls,” New York-based licensed clinical social worker Mark Sichel told People magazine in its new issue, on newsstands now.
Sichel also said the way parents prepare their children for these beauty competitions (padding, fake hair, fake teeth, spray tans) “causes the children tremendous confusion, wondering why they are not okay without those things.” “
Shouldn’t our role as parents be to keep our child safe, away from the things that would harm them? I’m not entirely sure how dressing them up in skimpy clothing at such a young age would be helpful for them but here’s something to definitely think about.
Let me know your thoughts and views on this.