Children and makeup: parents about whether to forbid your child to use cosmetics
Along with the almost toy baby kit cosmetics brands appear to differ little from those of adults. For example, a California startup Petite 'N Pretty offers brush sets, eye shadow, highlighter, lip gloss and glitter for kids from 4 years old. We talked with moms whether they allow daughters to paint and how to build relationships with their children's cosmetics.
Eugene, daughter Tanya, 6 years
I painted Tanya and to forbid her that I just can not. Like all children, she wants to be like my mom, and I love to experiment with makeup and hairstyles. Of course, as a typical parent I have the desire to daughter was not painted, did not drink, did not smoke and have sex only after marriage, but I understand that it is the individual, not the embodiment of my expectations. We have to remember myself in school, and I was not an angel.
I try to build a friendly relationship with the daughter we love to dress alike, shooting funny videos. During holidays such as New Year, Halloween, I'll help Tanya to make an interesting makeover "is not worse than my mother." It now is more imitation, but soon will make up for Tanya another way of self-expression, for any teenager. Limit it would probably be wrong.
Maria Juliana's daughter, age 4
I approve of the use of children's cosmetics. Who else but Mama, teach painted right? Girl needs to see and know how to care for themselves, to emphasize the dignity of mask defects. After all, we live in a world where the appearance of people has a direct impact on their success, so it is very important to correctly and advantageous to apply themselves. I was a child, and no one spoke a teenager how to use makeup, but it I was not. I think that it has affected my self-esteem. Therefore, if my daughter asks her to buy cosmetics, buy and learn to use to this skill preserved until the time when it is needed.
Of course, I am opposed to the full make-up and cheekbones Baking Kim Kardashian, but slightly emphasize the natural beauty can be years from 14. And yet - "Little Fairy", she so pigmented, that practically is not visible, and the child is satisfied by the fact of the application.
Lily, daughter Darina, 5 years
I am strongly opposed to my daughter accustomed to cosmetics. Why rush the maturation and turn 4-5-year-old baby into a little woman?
I do not want a daughter from a young age assimilated what makeup - it is a necessity. That she was not good enough to get out of the house just so it is. It hurt her to form a healthy self-esteem.
Like many mothers, I buy her children's colorless varnishes, hygienic lipstick, transparent shadows - but only that it has satisfied his curiosity. I want to remain as long as cosmetics toy for her, not the norm. His makeup tidy away and explain that the make-up - it is for adults, as well as alcohol and other things that we protect our children.
Ilona, daughter Olivia, 2 years
I do not know at what age I would let her painted. But one thing is for sure - strict prohibitions even more heated desire. The girls see their mothers, and absolutely natural that they repeat them. I believe that in such situations it is necessary to find a compromise. For example, you can afford to play with mom's cosmetic bag or buy a children's cosmetics, which a child will sometimes be used at home. But if my daughter 5-6 categorically wanted to make up on the street, the most I would have allowed: transparent or pale pink lip gloss and mascara only a modicum of children's cosmetics.
And yet there is such a point that in our world gradually blurred the boundaries of the trappings of sex, the boys use cosmetics, and girls wear men's things that, in my opinion, is not quite correct. Therefore, I believe that if the girls act like girls, it should be encouraged.
Victoria, daughter Sophia, 8 years
My daughter soon learned what cosmetics. She has 4 years of experience in gymnastics. With 6 performs at competitions and contests - and this is definitely a complete makeover with the lips, eyelashes and shadows.
By the way, maybe that's why in his spare time, Sonia performances rather indifferent to the make-up and does not seek to be painted in the school. We've never done makeup of a cult, not banned and discouraged, so for her lipstick, eye shadow, carcasses - ordinary things, not what you want to be sure to pull off and play. I myself often painted at a minimum, therefore, a natural appearance for my daughter - a perfectly normal thing, and make-up needed for exceptional cases.
At what age do you think is appropriate to use decorative cosmetics?