So that she knows she is pretty but that her other qualities are what really set her apart. She is smart, she is beautiful and she is strong. Their 7 yr old daughter was warped into this thinking and while her mother meant to do well, there clearly is going to be body issues and self esteem problems for this girl when she grows up.
Dalaina May July 3, at 9: I am not suggesting to get make up kit or focus the majority of compliments on looks, but build up their self esteem about their physical attributes as well. I think parents should educate themselves better on this issue and realize that what they do effects their children greatly.
Please, add some balance to life!!! I am only 20, but I used to nanny for this family that was all about looks, status, and being 1 at everything. And from the anecdotes she relates, it seems that was much appreciated.
Well, she had two brothers to play with and instead of balletshe is a 2nd Black Belt in Taekwondo and competes in local and national competitions. Dodging the question will absolutely convey a negative result.
But if, as is inevitable, the little girl is wondering about her looks, how she is perceived, then of course a compliment is appropriate. She is taking pre-ap classes and some 9th grade classes while in the 9th grade. Why avoid it all together? The mother was obsessed with having the best beauty products, the best handbag she had a collectionexpensive clothes, the latest apple product, and even commented that I was valuable because of how pretty and young I was.
As adults, the first sister thought herself to be stupid, and the second sister thought herself to be ugly.
Several posters seem to have over-reacted to an excellent, thoughtful piece. Aarthi June 15, at Girls are intelligent and able to do anything that they want in life, as long as there are parents behind them with encouragement and love.
Bex June 10, at 8: She is also doing something that she loves and works very hard with her coach to be the best that she can in her chosen sport.We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us.
I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time. Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown.Download