What a touchy subject. I went sans sleep for most of the night as I warred with the subject of kids and beauty routines played through my head.
I tried to recall when I started shaving, using makeup and getting into real routines. My daughter is big into dance and she is preschool. I had to put makeup on her for a recital. Real makeup. Not the Lisa Frank pink gloss or pale lilac offerings found in play makeup. She always asks when she will get to wear big girl makeup and I still don’t have an answer.
My mind immediately went to ‘Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham forcing her daughter to wax her unibrow. I was horrified. Almost as horrified of the video that recently went viral of a mother holding her toddler son down as he was tattooed.
It is one thing let your child cross into the realms of beauty practices willing, but to force it upon her… Are these moms on ‘Toddlers and Tiaras‘ “helping” or “hurting” their children? Is it a projection of what the parent wants or a concerned parent trying to help their children?
What do you think? What age is it acceptable for a child to wear makeup, shave or wax?