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Do you agree with parents who force their daughters to enter beauty contests?

  1. DDE profile image25
    DDEposted 4 years ago

    Do you agree with parents who force their daughters to enter beauty contests?

    Many parents(mothers) feel their daughters can fulfill their dreams by nurturing them to enter beauty contests, is this a correct way of introducing pageants to a young girl?

  2. sarahmoose profile image80
    sarahmooseposted 4 years ago

    I don't believe parents should push their children into beauty pageants and contests, as it is usually done for selfish reasons. If the child wants to enter, then fine, be supportive; but from what I have seen the way they have to be made up and dressed is wholly inappropriate for their age.

    1. DDE profile image25
      DDEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering a child should enter on their own free will

  3. Abby Campbell profile image93
    Abby Campbellposted 4 years ago

    No, I don't believe it is correct. I think it's one thing to introduce children to pageants (or even other extra curricular activities and sports), but a parent should never 'force' a child into doing something he/she doesn't want to do... especially if it is not necessary. I think many mothers who do force their daughters into beauty pageants are trying to live vicariously through them.

    1. DDE profile image25
      DDEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering force is the most terrible thing a parent can do to a child, agree.

  4. sallybea profile image99
    sallybeaposted 4 years ago

    No I don't agree with it at all.  I think children should remain children for as long as they can - there is plenty of time for them to make these decisions when they grow up.

    1. DDE profile image25
      DDEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Children definitely need to live their lives as normal beings thanks for taking part in this question

  5. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 4 years ago

    It depends on the parent/daughter relationship. My parents would force me to summer camps, sewing competitions, singing and music lessons, etc. It was because they wanted me to have more extra activities. So eventually I caught on and was able to choose which activities I preferred. However, if a mother is just trying to re-live her youth and dream through her daughter, they don't deserve their daughters. And no, it shouldn't happen.

    1. DDE profile image25
      DDEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      In a way you are right it depends on the relationship of the child and mother and about what activities are involved. thanks

  6. profile image60
    billys1posted 4 years ago

    HELL NO!  I do not agree with parents pushing or forcing their daughters to enter beauty contests!  This practice by parents, mothers an fathers alike, robs the child of their innocent childhood, sexualizes the child to be an object rather than an individual human being.  I do not understand how society can allow, no encourage this practice.  It is the death of an indivual child.  They are forced into what can oly be called a fancy form of sexual bondage.  No, I cannot and will never agree to this practice.  Let the little girl grow up and if she still likes beauty contests and wants to partake of them AFTER she becomes an adult then so be it.  But let little girls alone and allow them to have and enjoy their childhood.

    1. DDE profile image25
      DDEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Childhood years supposed to be the best years and forcing children to  look older than they should is totally ridiculous and against a child's right, thanks for answering so agree with you

 
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