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Would you enter your child into a pageant?

just curious, would you put your child in a pageant? you don't have to tell the reason, and you'll not get any negativity from me, just wanted to know!

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HappyHmsklNapps

Asked by HappyHmsklNapps at 4:31 PM on Jul. 7, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • No.

    I think here are better ways to build self-esteem and confidence than pageants. Pageants, even the ones that decree no make-up, age appropriate dress and points for non-appearance based categories, place some attention on who looks the right part and how they play to it. I'd rather my daughter find her confidence, esteem, leadership skills, etc in something like Girl Scouts or her beloved art classes, gymnastics etc. The focus moves to WHO she is and not what she looks like while being that person.
    ldmrmom

    Answer by ldmrmom at 4:40 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • No. But I don't look down on those who do, its just not my preference :)
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 4:40 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Nope.
    sugamama3

    Answer by sugamama3 at 4:41 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • no, i dont feel it teaches them about natural talent and beauty
    mikailas_mom

    Answer by mikailas_mom at 5:07 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • no besides the reasons idmrmom gave (which i agree w/) my kid would never win. she's pretty & talented but shes so hard headed she'd never let anyone tell her what to do. plus, i have no skills in the makeup/hair department.

    if she chose to do it, id let her, but its never gonna be something i want for her.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 5:25 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Nope
    Cindy18

    Answer by Cindy18 at 7:55 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • if she wanted to.. yes i would.
    Emmajosmommy

    Answer by Emmajosmommy at 10:46 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • I did when he was 1. The Hawaaian tropic beauty contest. He lost and some ugly kid won
    myownhappiness

    Answer by myownhappiness at 12:14 AM on Jul. 8, 2011

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