This girl might just be doing this as a hobby and then doing everyday kid things every other time, we don't know. It could be fun experimenting. Would I be okay with my daughter doing it? No...because of how other people would likely make her feel.
I would not be okay with my daughter thinking that she needed to improve her appearance. But enjoying make up does not automatically mean that a girl or woman doesn't like herself how she is.
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10-06-2016 13:07 #21
10-06-2016 13:18 #22
Asking for trouble in a few more years when she is a teenager
10-06-2016 13:22 #23
@delirium - I do partly agree with what you said, but at the same time I feel like I need to challenge it because we are so quick to criticize what girls and women do. One part of me thinks she IS too young for that stuff...the other part of me wonders if by critisizing her love of make up (because it is just make up...or is it??)...am I perpetuating the thing I'm trying to fight against.
10-06-2016 13:22 #24
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10-06-2016 13:48 #25
I don't like kids wearing makeup, not a good look. I would teach my children they don't need makeup to look nice. They can decide that for themselves when they are an appropriate age, until then they don't need to be aware of makeup.
The YouTube channel and knowing how to apply the makeup isn't cool in my opinion.
Get her picking up a paint brush instead of a make up brush.
10-06-2016 14:03 #26
The false eye lashes and mascara are also 'adultafying' a 6 year old. For me it's more complex than a 6 year old wearing make up. It's the fact it's an very adult, sexual style. It's the fact she clearly has been coached, either by lots of youtube itself or someone in IRL. It's how the video is presented.
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10-06-2016 18:54 #27
I went and watched her actual videos on YouTube there's so much hate and negativity in the comments. What kind of parent would expose their child to the cruel world of social media judgement!!!
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10-06-2016 20:20 #28
10-06-2016 20:33 #29-
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Maybe a 6 year old giving make up tutorials in itself isn't *that* bad (that's debateable!), however combine it with the boys and girls toy aisles, Uncle bob commenting the boy next door 'throws like a girl,' the dudes mag at eye level in coles with the bikini clad chick on her knees staring seductively into the camera, the occasional school which only allows girls to wear skirts (and not pants) in winter ....and .... Well it all contributes to a society where women are treated as objects and don't have the same opportunities as men.
10-06-2016 21:18 #30
I think we need to be working on the boys giving the 'wrong' attention, rather than put all the responsibility on the girls to appear 'appropriate'. Although this is another discussion entirely.
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