Have all of you seen this on the news and on Good Morning America? A mom in California has been injecting her 8 year old daughter with Botox, claiming that she is trying to prevent her daughter from having any wrinkles that would prevent her from becoming a model later in life. The mom also waxes her daughters legs and pubic area, to prevent any pubic hair from growing (according to what I read on another website). The worst part of all of this is that the 8 year old said on Good Morning America that all of this stuff hurts and she's cried, but afterwards is happy and loves how she looks and her friends are jealous of her.
I can't believe that some parents these days are so obsessed about their children's looks that they would go so far as to inject their children with Botox they buy off the internet (the mom refused to say exactly what site she gets it from, claiming that it is from a reputable supplier and that she tests it on herself first)! I also think it is horrible that a mom is waxing an 8 year old, thinking that it will prevent any body hair from growing. That is a myth. Plus, since the 8 year old doesn't have literally any hair to wax off, the mom is literally riping away skin (the mom claims her daughter has peach fuzz for hair), which done enough, can get infected and irritated.
I have seen that show Toddlers and Tiara's, and I think its a horrible show, because it shows girls being treated as objects for a prize or trophy. No girl should ever be treated like that in my opinion. I feel that those pagents should be banned. I saw one mom on that show yell at her daughter because she didn't do a talent just perfect, and another kid on there that threatened to beat up the judges who marked her down. It ruins a kids self esteem and can cause psychological problems later on down the road (like eating disorders, obsessive/compulsive, or anxiety disorders).
Why can't parents allow their girls to grow up strong and proud of who they are, without prettying them up to make them someone they are not?