+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    7,843
    Thanks
    5,061
    Thanked
    4,446
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/4/15100 Posts in a week

    Default Toddlers and Tiaras

    One word.... Disgusting!

    Discuss....!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    2,368
    Thanks
    498
    Thanked
    1,479
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    lol. I love putting my judgey pants on and watching this (there's heaps on Youtube!). This was what I was going to post in the "secret guilty pleasure" thread a few days ago.

    While the whole industry is kind of weird and often inappropriate, some of the families on there are actually pretty cool. You know, the parents who only let their kids do it because the kids actually want to, and don't care if they win or lose.
    I think the worst I saw was a little girl crying because "mum doesn't love me because I didn't win". The mum was seriously acting like it too. Crazy.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    74
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked
    22
    Reviews
    0
    I agree with Deku

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    1,221
    Thanks
    1,169
    Thanked
    668
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    As a child that was forced into beauty contests by my mother constantly until i got to an age where i was able to flat out refuse (about 11 years old) I hate the show. But my mother also used when id win against me and make me feel guilty for the other children. So it involved a lot of emotional control and torment for me. When she gave me my trophies a while ago (she didn't have room to store them anymore) i became very emotional and threw them all in the trash. She to this day thinks i should be proud of my 'wins'.. pffft. Winning what exactly?

    I feel my upbringing with being forced into beauty competitions from such a young age are what contributed to me being so confident in my early adult years. Thankfully that has all been over come now, as I am now 32. But i did spend a portion of my early adult years being insecure and hung up on my appearance.

    So i hate the show and can't watch it.
    Last edited by Serenity Love; 15-02-2014 at 12:15.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    springfield lakes
    Posts
    1,995
    Thanks
    586
    Thanked
    509
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My 3 yr old dd and I always watch the show, its our guilty pleasue also. I agree that there are some families that are really cool and you can tell the children enjoy it and its not all about winning. Others make me so angry like the mother who goes on and on about how one of her twin daughters is much more beautiful and has more personality then the other, and I hate seeing tiny babies forced into it. Personally if my dd got to an age where she knew what she was getting into and begged me to let her do it I think *maybe* I would let her do a natural pageant , then on the hand competing to be the prettiest doesnt sit that well with me. I think kids who enjoy performing could always do dance or acting instead. I dunno I'm glad its not a huge thing here.

    Sent from my GT-I9300T using The Bub Hub mobile app

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12,708
    Thanks
    9,558
    Thanked
    12,690
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week
    The parents disgust me.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    3,202
    Thanks
    1,702
    Thanked
    2,424
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    It horrifies me and yet I can't stop watching it..... The fake teeth things they wear, spray tans, false eyelashes and those dresses..

  8. #8
    ~Marigold~'s Avatar
    ~Marigold~ is offline You make me happy, when skies are grey
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    7,039
    Thanks
    9,662
    Thanked
    4,985
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Bizarre concept I think, making little girls compete against one another based on who is prettier and the shallow inadequacies of their parents.
    I have watched it and find it both shocking yet strangely addictive! I just sit there shaking my head- I can't believe how stupid some people are.

    "Life Is Ours, We Live It Our Way".

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    1,881
    Thanks
    76
    Thanked
    631
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Omg I'm soooo addicted!!! So wrong though :P

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    7,843
    Thanks
    5,061
    Thanked
    4,446
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/4/15100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Blessed Be View Post
    As a child that was forced into beauty contests by my mother constantly until i got to an age where i was able to flat out refuse (about 11 years old) I hate the show. But my mother also used when id win against me and make me feel guilty for the other children. So it involved a lot of emotional control and torment for me. When she gave me my trophies a while ago (she didn't have room to store them anymore) i became very emotional and threw them all in the trash. She to this day thinks i should be proud of my 'wins'.. pffft. Winning what exactly?

    I feel my upbringing with being forced into beauty competitions from such a young age are what contributed to me being so confident in my early adult years. Thankfully that has all been over come now, as I am now 32. But i did spend a portion of my early adult years being insecure and hung up on my appearance.

    So i hate the show and can't watch it.
    So sorry your mum put you through that. That's why I find it disgusting. Unless the child is old enough to ask to be part of it, then it's so selfish on the parents behalf. Even then, what is it teaching our daughters? They should love themselves, fake tan, false teeth and make up or not.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Asthma in toddlers...
    By babyla in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-09-2013, 17:22
  2. Do you let your toddlers eat in the car?
    By LoCo in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: 08-06-2013, 16:45
  3. Toddlers and tiaras
    By pisang in forum General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-06-2013, 16:43

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
BAE The Label
Versatile, premium maternity wear that you will love throughout pregnancy and long after. Cleverly designed for for all stages of motherhood so that you can 'Just be you (+1)'.
sales & new stuffsee all
The Health Hub
Give a new mum a fitness boost for Christmas & New Year. Studio-based, small group training sessions - cardio, strength, core, Pilates & boxing. Choice of 16 hrs per week, flexible-arrival feature - bubs & kids welcome! Gift vouchers available.
featured supporter
SRC Pregnancy & Recovery Shorts
Want pain relief during pregnancy, and to continue working and exercising? Fancy a speedy recovery after childbirth? Want to regain your pre-baby body shape fast? Recommended by healthcare professionals, SRC compression products will let your body do its most important work.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!