I don't think it's a good idea. In a few years she will be a teenager and she will judge herself based on how she stacks up to all of the other girls in looks, figure, and personality. Until then, I think that you need to be her biggest supporter in telling her that her looks and her cup size are not all that counts. (not that cup size is an issue at this age) By entering her in a pageant that judges and gives awards based on how cute she is you are giving her the wrong idea. I am against pageants for young children for these reasons. Society gives girls enough messages about how they should look and act. As her mom, you should be (if the only one) a voice of reason telling her how much more important it is to be kind, gentle, and to take care of her body so that it's healthy, not so that she can flaunt herself in a bikini. It all sounds like so much fun, but to me it's unhealthy.
at 3:41 PM on Jun. 5, 2009