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    Default Putting concealer on a small child... wrong or acceptable?

    I don't see a problem with it in those circumstances.

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    Yeah, I'm a bit careful when it comes to "fixing" things on her. There's nothing wrong with how she looks, and when she complains about certain aspects of her appearance (usually due to stuff she's heard at school), I explain to her why she's fine the way she is. I don't want to give her hte impression she is flawed and needs to remedy that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deserama View Post
    How does she know what dark circles are and that they're not suppose to be there? That'd be my first question. Like who told her that they don't look 'right' you know what I mean?
    It was probably me in some way. You know, like she sees me putting make-up on, asks what its for, I say, "Oh, this covers my dark circles..." blah blah. I know her dark circles have been discussed in her presence too... with doctors (them saying they'd disappear with tonsil/adenoid removal), and to say, "I know you must have gotten up really early..." because they're super obvious when she gets up at the crack of dawn (she's quiet, so we don't get woken by her, so have no idea what time she actually gets up on those days).

    WCM - (I think it was you... lol) - what things can cause dark circles. We first brought up her snoring and super-large tonsils, and the dark circles were brought up by the dr who suggested they were just a result of lack of quality sleep due to the snoring/tonsil issue... I never thought that they on their own were actually potentially linked to another health issue...
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    Default Putting concealer on a small child... wrong or acceptable?

    I think what you did was perfectly fine. You were doing something to help your DD feel more confident and happy. It's not like you said to her "come here, you look terrible this morning, you need some make up to cover up those ugly dark circles!" Lol!

    I know of a 7 year old who begged and begged to have her mustache and mono brow waxed or shaved and eventually her parent did just that. She was being teased at school and it was horrible! Again I don't think there was anything wrong with this.

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    I agree with Deserama. I would be worried about who told her that it looks different in the first place.
    As far as makeup goes. I rarely use it. I have very pale skin and so does DD who is now 11.
    My MIL was putting makeup on her when DD would go visit (This was about four years ago, so DD was 7). I was not impressed. I keep telling her she doesnt need makeup to look beautiful.
    She is also hitting puberty. And while she is lucky to have fair hair on her legs they are getting quite hairy. But our real problem right now is the hair under her arms. Luckily its not noticeable at school because of the shirts they wear. But at home with singlets on you can easily see it. I think 11 is too young to shave..but I dont want other people to pick on her while shes on holidays.

    Anyway I went off track. I think as long as she knows she doesnt need makeup to look beautiful or pretty then you're fine. Keep talking with her about it. Maybe she will mention that some kid at school made a comment.

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    I see no problem with it She's seen you do it, and she asked to use it. It can't hurt. I'm sure you explained to her that she's perfectly beautiful just the way she is and doesn't NEED it, but she can use it occassionally if she so desires.

    I would be against it if the suggestion to use it had come from the adult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    It was probably me in some way. You know, like she sees me putting make-up on, asks what its for, I say, "Oh, this covers my dark circles..." blah blah. I know her dark circles have been discussed in her presence too... with doctors (them saying they'd disappear with tonsil/adenoid removal), and to say, "I know you must have gotten up really early..." because they're super obvious when she gets up at the crack of dawn (she's quiet, so we don't get woken by her, so have no idea what time she actually gets up on those days).
    Ah see that would be a concern to me. If it weren't for those circumstances she'd never know and she'd never feel self conscious of them. Not putting you down or anything, I'm just one of those super duper over conscious mum who is uber careful not to mention or draw attention to any 'flaw' my children have. One of my daughters has lots of freckles and I really try not to make any remark about them at all...I have called them 'sunkisses' before that's about it.

    But the makeup doesn't worry me - conceal away! But I'd be more concerned about why she feels she needs to conceal it and how she came to think that. But that's just me

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    It's really sad she has image hang ups at that age.

    I don't think I'd let a 7yo wear make up other than for special events and even then I'd prefer not to.

    She's gorgeous as she is and I think she needs to accept that before trying to 'improve' on things.

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    Default Putting concealer on a small child... wrong or acceptable?

    I wouldn't have done it. If my child asked, I would talk about why they felt they wanted it, then explain how every child is beautiful in their own way. And clarify that makeup is just for adults.
    But I don't judge you for doing it.

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    That's a hard one! I absolutely see what youre saying. As someone with freckles I always got picked on and wanted to wear makeup.
    My main concern is that one day she will get caught out. Concealer running if she splashed her face with water etc. I think the teasing from kids realising what she was wearing would be worse

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    Quote Originally Posted by darla87 View Post
    That's a hard one! I absolutely see what youre saying. As someone with freckles I always got picked on and wanted to wear makeup.
    My main concern is that one day she will get caught out. Concealer running if she splashed her face with water etc. I think the teasing from kids realising what she was wearing would be worse
    Yeh well I went from being called crater face (when I had acne) to Pink lady when I started wearing foundation to cover it. I couldn't freakin' win!


 

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