Too young for makeup???

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Registered: 08-25-2000
Too young for makeup???
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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 11:27am

Wal-Mart's New Tween Makeup Line: Is 8 Too Young for Makeup?

The latest media announcement to have moms up in arms? Seems Wal-Mart is rolling out a line of makeup specifically targeting the tween market called GeoGirl.
http://www.ivillage.com/how-old-should-girl-be-wea​r-makeup/6-a-319036

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Registered: 12-12-2007
Tue, 02-01-2011 - 12:16pm
8 is too young! 10 is too young and I'm glad that for now DD10 is only asking to wear makeup on special occasions. Which I still don't approve of, but since DF and I are not married just yet, I don't step into this. I wouldn't mind a little mascara or lip glass and because DD10 is so pale, I will put a tiny bit of blush on her for the wedding. She will not be tan yet in May :0) (it's only in the 50's in May). I think I mentioned this yesturday, but I don't think we should give younger girls all the privilages that came to us at an older age. What would they have to look forward too.
KRISTIE
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Registered: 06-06-2002
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 7:14am

I sort of agree with the article.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 10:35am
I never allowed my dd to really wear makeup at all untisl Junior High (6th grade) and that was only a little blush and lip gloss. Her friends were telling me that I was mean, lol. I said in High school (9th grade, 14 yo) she could wear anything. She seldom wears much more than lip gloss anyway.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 8:11pm

I think that in order for girls to feel comfortable with their natural beauty we should delay makeup as long as possible!

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Registered: 12-12-2007
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 1:40pm
I so agree with you! Let's let them be kids for a while!!
KRISTIE
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Registered: 12-16-2003
Mon, 02-07-2011 - 9:44am
Clothing, the shows aimed at their age group, many of the toys are all sexualising young girls. I remember, when my now 16 1/2 year old was in kindergarden, they had spirit wear for school. The shorts had pawprints on the butt. I flipped out and ranted at the PTA that little girls do not neet anything on the butt and do not need to attract attention to their rear ends!! I was regarded as a nutball. Though, after a year, they stopped selling them anyway. I asked why they wanted men to look at their 5 to 10 year olds little girls rear ends?

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 9:50am

this is so true!!

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Registered: 12-12-2007
Mon, 02-07-2011 - 2:01pm
It's terrible!! When I was straight forward with DD10 and told her what this was all about she thought it was icky and doesn't wear these. I was soooo glad. I also hoping that since her older Sister (now 18) does this she will see that not everything that DD18 does is ok. (the girls are my future step daughters and I've been in their lives three years now. I couldn't just jump all over a 15 year old, but DD18 does know how I feel about this). Lots of schools sell shorts and sweats with the stuff on the rear end. I don't get why they have modesty policies and then do stuff like this. Doesn't make sense!!!
KRISTIE
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Registered: 08-30-2002
Mon, 02-07-2011 - 3:12pm

I started telling dd when she was tiny, that she could wear her first high heels, and make up, for her 8th grade graduation. She's going to be 6' tall, so she probably won't want to wear the heels.Though she has heels for dress up, she's not allowed to wear them aywhere, but the house.

Certain things we will have to play by ear hough. I had a mono brow when I was around 11, if I didn't pluck them. So I won't set an arbitrary age for things like plucking, or armpit/leg shaving.



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Registered: 12-12-2007
Mon, 02-07-2011 - 3:51pm
I think that is really reasonable!! My neice is 12 and she's been plucking for a while now too. Otherwise, she'd have monster eye brows too and she was starting to get picked on. Just not necessary. She doesn't exactly like doing it because she says it hurts. Poor thing!! :0)

I wasn't supposed to get contact lenses until I was in 9th grade, but Mom and Dad let me in 7th. I was so thrilled and they were too. They didn't have to keep paying to repair my broken classes. I played a ton of sports so it was hard on the glasses!! :0)

So I agree. Not everything has to have an exact set age to it. DD10 will most likely have a cell phone way earlier than DD18 got hers. DD18 will be in college and DD10 will need to be able to reach up. I wouldn't be surprised if she has one before she's done with elementary school. Probably just a pay as you go thing though.
KRISTIE

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