Well, I do understand your concearn, because I have also seen a few cases of children that are willing to participate in this kind of competitions and have fun doing so. There are parents who convince themselves that their competing in pageants is run under religious auspices makes it perfectly safe. Despite differences in culture and religion, people come together to witness a glamorous event. My daughter wears the makeup and always did and has the custom made clothing and the coaches ect. She took first place for her age division, and best smile. Dressing young children up in glitzy gowns, oversized wigs and make-up better suited for a 16 year old can have harmful effects on them later in life.
Overall the Glitz beauty pageants for children is an unhealthy environment for kids to participate in. Conquering stage fright is also one of the good aspects of beauty pageants. Child contestants should not be allowed to compete in glitz beauty pageants; they should only be allowed to participate in natural beauty pageants, which promote Every little girl dreams of becoming a princess. Sports teach athletes certain values like goal-setting and sportsmanship. Beauty pageants have become a phenomenon in American culture.
And it's not just beauty pageants. Some people claim that beauty pageants do not negatively affect our children but boosts their self esteem and confidence. They refute what proponents say that it is more of seeing the inner beauty of a person. I think that it is a very interesting and controversial topic and I am glad that this article has been shared. Other studies have shown that participating in beauty pageants has increased self-esteem and self-image.
The murder of JonBenét Ramesy showed the highest risk that a child takes when they perform on stage in such a way. Playing dress-up with your daughter can be great, but why transform it into a full-time job? As the impact of beauty pageants do not stay limited to contestants but reaches masses, the world community must intervene in approving the content and pattern of these competitions and make intelligence and morals a foremost element. However, that does not apply to toddlers and decision making when we are talking about a 5 year old is most likely to be influenced by the perceptions and attitude of parents regarding this kind of activity. It seems to give the idea that you have to be beautiful and be up to the judges expectations of how a beauty queen should act and looks like. One daughter was held down so her eyebrows could be waxed. By then the girls are able to make educated decisions as to whether or not to participate.
Watching their children slowly lose energy due to no rest, parents feed them excessive amounts of sugar and caffeinated drinks to keep them vivacious throughout the whole pageant. All over the world, people begin to acquire faulty ideas of what women should strive to be like. Both women and men participate in these contests and range from teenagers to adults Banet-Weiser 23. Contestants should try to keep a straight head about it and use it to build good qualities. Girls develope confidence in the process. I understand that there are some young girls out there that enjoy this type of hobby, but there is no way they can enjoy the intensity of it! I would put on fake nails, heels, makeup, and put a sparkly dress on. I have taken her to natural pageants and attempted to get her to participate.
Beauty pageants are divided into sections such as question and answer, modeling, talent, and personal interview. I'm a newly initiated member of the Greek organization Alpha Phi, and I couldn't be happier to be part of such an incredible organization. Everything I knew I was told to do and be. I can even see that forcing a child into any activity is not healthy for them. Winning is a bonus that should not shape a person and losing should not either. Being spoiled means getting everything for yourself and nothing for anyone else.
I think that this topic proves that exactly. Often child beauty pageants consist of talent, personality… 924 Words 4 Pages The Negative Effects of the Child Beauty Pageant By: Pamela Wingate English Composition 2 Individual Assignment 5 May 28, 2015 Abstract This paper will explore the negative effects that a beauty pageant has on a child. The contest was ridiculed as scandalous. Beauty pageants for toddlers can be dangerous. Children learn a host of unhealthy values, including the desire to defeat their competition at all costs. Not only are the children in pageantry getting sexually exploited parading around, but they are on national tv! Beauty pageants were first held in 1839 during the Eglinton Tournament, which was a re-enactment Are Beauty Pageants Harmful For Children? We should not rush them to that so fast. My daughter did make it to State Level in all three that she entered.
Not because they want to but because their mothers want them to act happier and to perform better on stage. The pressure to be absolutely perfect can overwhelm the individual sometimes so severe it can be life-threatening so much so the child can develop depression. Her beauty shines brightly to me. But looking deeper, however, in world of child beauty pageants, make-up, hair, and dresses matter more. She was disgusting to that poor child. Glitz beauty pageants exploit young children, teaching them that self-worth is in physical beauty only, while natural beauty pageants teach child contestants that natural beauty and personality is most important, encouraging them to be confident in who they are.
The key is to provide performing children with a balance of activities that involve more than fancy costumes, make-up and the world of make-believe. It is best to remember what positive things you gained from participating and build off those factors and reinforce what is good. Children beauty pageants have been growing at an alarming rate. We stunt our society when we feed into the mentalities that go along with child beauty pageants, and personally it seems ironic to me that they are called beauty pageants. These pageants are extremely competitive and cause jealously and hatred between the opponents. The mother stood by telling the camera crew that she was only scared to get her eyebrows waxed because one time the wax was too hot and pealed her skin off. At 11 she thought on her feet and found a way to sneak herself to the pageant with makeup and hair , she sold lemonade 5 weekends in a row to pay for it.
They are constantly being judged by their looks, their actions, their poise and posture, their attitude and behaviors, the list goes on and on. If you practice your child in joining a certain beauty pageants within your community, it will act as their stepping stone towards reaching their goals in life. Any views and opinions expressed are not necessarily shared by GoodTherapy. Conversly maybe they didnt do so well but had a great time doing it and again want that for their daughters. This could be valuable training for a future career in music, broadcasting, and other jobs that require you to speak to groups of people with confidence. The contestants are scored on beauty, personality, evening wear, athletic wear and over all perception of the contestant. This harsh environment the girls are being put into put them at risk for future bodily dissatisfaction.