When did you notice your childs awareness with their looks?
My daughter told me yesterday that she wants to be skinny. She's 8.
A few years ago, she started telling me that she wants to pick out her own clothes. I don't pick out cool enough stuff... so we shop together!
i think once they hit K and school stuff...where they are around other kids...it is possible that it can start happening...i have a friend whose little boy just started K in public school and he wants brand name shoes and shirts to look better...and the kid is 5....
She notices that her teeth stick out and she's been called "buck teeth" before which breaks my heart. She will get braces eventually but not soon enough.
She worries about lil pimples she has...thank goodness she doesn't pop them or touch them. She's almost 10.
She wonders why she has to wea bras and panti liners already. Stuff like that.
A boy did call her fat, and her friend, but I know the kid was just being an a$$. Her friend is not fat and my daughter isn't either. My daughter IS real tall. Almost 5 foot already.
not one bit. They are only 7 and 4
My daughter is 5 and she worries once in a while about her clothing choices. She will say, "my friends wont like this!" I tell her not to care what they think.
She has just started asking questions like "am I pretty?" She's 6. It kinda breaks my heart that she seems concerned about this so young. I'm trying to find a healthy balance, honestly. I feel like my efforts to lose weight and feel better about myself are rubbing off on her. So I've tried my best to explain to her that I am losing weight to be more healthy, not because of my looks. I've also tried to stress to her that as long as she continues to be the kind, sweet, caring girl she is now, she will always be pretty because what's inside matters far more than what's outside, contrary to popular belief.
My daughter is 9. She's definitely aware of how she looks, but I don't think she worries about it. She dresses nice most of the time, at least when it matters, lol. We tell her all the time that she is beautiful on the inside an out (which she is) and other people tell her how pretty she is. Thankfully she is more concerned with her studies than her looks though. Which is really where we want her.
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