View Poll Results: Would you let your child model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bell & Bug View Post
    Yes if it were something they wanted to do.
    You know, it's a lot more about appearance and looks. It's about esteem, confidence, expressing yourself, and how you carry yourself etc. I learnt a lot through modeling.
    This.

    It would really depend on whether I felt my child could handle the downsides.

    I did modeling from age 12 until I was 18, I made some good money, had amazing opportunities, gained a lot of confidence and it lead me into my future jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Pink-Hen View Post
    It's hit home more when my friend told me the other day her 2.5 dd asked her "mummy am I fat, do I look fat in this dress" my friend feels terrible that her dd has picked up her own insecurities
    That's horrible

    I thought it was bad that my friend's 6yo doesn't want to go to school anymore because everybody thinks she's fat. She's not AT ALL. She's just not a rake like many of the other kids.

    I don't think I would be comfortable introducing my child to modelling at a young age ... I would like to delay the societal pressure to look a certain way for as long as I possibly can.

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    No. My son is entirely gorgeous and told that by everyone wherever he goes. He's openly been made favorite at three different daycares, his head will be big enough as it is. Not going to add to it unless we're broke and need some money < haha that's obviously a joke :P

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    No, DD is too headstrong and would tell the production crew they were all doing it wrong and I don't think she would handle rejection very well.

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    Nope no way. I want my kids to value their brains, ability to have empathy, kindness, logic etc over concentrating on physicality.

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    No, it wouldn't be something I'd allow.

    Setting her up to be judged on her looks (and perhaps other things too, but looks first and foremost - she could have the best personality but it wouldn't matter if she was ugly), is not something I will be doing as a parent. That's not to say we never mention looks - I tell her she's pretty and smart, etc all the time - but I will not have her value based around how she looks.

    I'd allow her to do amatuer modelling for a friend if they had a business or something - you know, they made kids clothes on etsy, and needed someone to model them... but that's totally different to going through an audition process and whatnot IMO. That's more doing a favour, than modelling.

    If she liked attention and wanted to be hte centre of it, I'd encourage something like acting, or dancing or something, instead.

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    Is my child a model? She is classed as one but I don't know. She dresses up, has sparkley stuff thrown on her and poses. But what she does is nothing more than what she would do if I took her to Pixi or similar. She has dressed up as fairies, butterflies, and just herself. She is called a model by the uni, and used in assignments. So I guess technically I have allowed it to an extent.

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    Both of my kids work do bit work in the media and my DD has done some modelling and some catalogue work too

    I think it depends on a case by case, child by child basis

    A child/person needs a very strong sense of self, be prepared to follow direction and be able to take rejection amongst many other personality qualities

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    If she really wanted to. I would consider it. DD already thinks she is a model so if she actually was I can't imagine how much time more time she would spend in front of the mirror.

    And yes she also has brains.

    Her reply to a kid that walked up to her in the park and tried to make her his girlfriend was "oh please you wish" pmsl.

    She will be 9 in a few months. God help me.

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    My daughter has done modeling since birth for WAHP businesses.

    I like the free stuff we get as payment, but won't pursue getting her representation unless she asked (she's 9 months old).

    For now it's pretty clothes and pretty pictures.

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