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Are beauty contests harmful?

 
WhitneyMommyOf2

Asked by WhitneyMommyOf2 at 8:53 PM on Nov. 12, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • it can be a good thing to boost self esteem or it can be a bad thing very competative but every sport is competative. if its just for fun why not. take a very shy little girl and it can be very useful. it depends.
    lambdarose

    Answer by lambdarose at 9:07 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • I think it depends on the child, the contest, and the amount of pressure that is put on the child. If your kid is old enough to tell you rather or not they want to do them.
    ponie182

    Answer by ponie182 at 9:04 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • short answer...yes
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:56 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • It depends on the amount of pressure and expectations you put on the child. If they are having fun, and you arent being a stage mom, why would it be harmful. But when it crosses the line, and the kids arent happy doing it but mom pushes them, its harmful.
    Mme.Langley

    Answer by Mme.Langley at 11:32 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • For who and what type of Beauty Contest...adult or child?
    ShouldHaveLeft

    Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 8:54 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • For the moms...
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 9:12 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Yeah, I meant beauty contests for babies or kids..

    I am kindof on both sides on this one. hmm...
    WhitneyMommyOf2

    Comment by WhitneyMommyOf2 (original poster) at 10:52 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Yes to me Beauty Contest are harmful because deep down you want to be prettier then the next person and sometime that cant always happen.
    4daughters4

    Answer by 4daughters4 at 11:56 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • I think they are harmful. I would not put one of my kids in Beauty Contests unless it was something they, themselves came to me saying they wanted to be involved in. And at that point, I would probably still be very skeptical.
    Luisa621

    Answer by Luisa621 at 10:37 AM on Nov. 15, 2010