Thanks to everyone who answered the question about my son wanting an earring!..Now,my oldest daughter is about to turn 9...about a month ago while visiting she grabbed a razor and shaved her legs and arms...she also tried to shape her eyebrows but just made a big line on one...at first i smiled...then i asked her why she did it...she said girls at school do it ...I had the talk that my mom told me...when she get her period she can start shaving..when shes 15 she can get her eyebrows done...am I being too hard?...she told me that girls at school call her "monkey" and there are girls who dye their hair and get tanned...and she trying to live up to her stepmoms expectations...but her stepmom is a 43yr old skinny, fake everything , lots of makeupwoman...I am old school,conservative and in my family we are big people...I dont want my daughter 2 have low self-esteem...but she cant be trying to be like everyone else...or should she?
Answer by coala at 8:26 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by Godswk at 8:22 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by MommaBear1129 at 8:26 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by krubalc at 8:32 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by BJoan at 8:56 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
I started shaving under my arms at around ten because I had dark hair and it was really noticeable. I remember a girl in 6thgrade gym whose mom would not let her shave, she too had very dark hair all the other kids gave her such a hard time about it. One of my best friends in the same grade also had the same rules, but the was blond and it never made any difference at all. No one even noticed. I am not trying to say you should let her shave, I do think nine is a bit young, I'm just saying kids can be mean and this is not something worth letting her suffer over. So do you think she is really embarrassed? Or just trying to grow up to fast like all the other kids. Continued...
Answer by Anonymous at 2:11 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by snowmom974 at 8:44 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by MikkiB at 9:39 AM on Jan. 27, 2009