But for the last few years, the concept of child beauty pageants has flourished, especially in the United States. It may look like a fun “dress up” game for little girls. But it is something much, much more serious. You never know what happens behind the curtains. How are moms actually destroying their girls by forcing them to participate in such contests?
Childhood is a beautiful start to someone’s life, but what if someone stole it away from her? An exploration of child beauty pageants reveals the negative truth behind the competitions that exposes children to an unsafe environment, detriments their character,
The right thing would be for the mom to let her child know who she/he is, considering the child has been curious to find out about their real background. The mom for sure has feelings about her first born and probably regrets making her choice, despite the fact that she had reasons for giving her child up in the first place. The mom would be generous to give her daughter/son a chance on getting to know her. Her first born doesn’t have to accept to meet up with her/his siblings unless they all agreed
Unfortunately, this is the sad truth when it comes to child beauty pageants. Child beauty pageants teach young children that, in order to be good enough, resorting to make-up and mature clothing fixes their self-image. Half of the time it’s their parents who make them do that. Young girls have feelings to, but no one listens to them. What type of person will these young girls grow up to be, when they are forced to change themselves in order to be accepted?
Their earliest exposure to what it means to be male or female comes from their parents; for example, they see their father shaving as well as their mother applying makeup on her face. Parents’ genders teach children the gender role they have in the world. Children with an ideal family have the opportunity to relate to both sexes. On the other hand, same-sex parenting is harmful to children because it is very limited for them and also they tend to be more likely to be sexually confused and the psychological help must be required for them. The ideal family structure for children consists of a mother (female) and a father
Family expectations: these are pressures exerted on children by parents in order for them to live the way parents want them to. As we all know, pressure makes diamonds, however, it is also the leading cause of teenage stress. Leading cause of my stress. Expectations are the constant hunger and thirst for children to be the best they can, usually imposed by the society and later plagiarized by parents. They may seem harmless at first but in the scenario of mine and many other families, expectations are a way of torturing young souls and minds.
One of the main points brought up to support the outlaw of child beauty pageants, is the idea that they oversexualize children; a misleading generalization.This concept comes from what the public 's view of televised sensationalize pageants, that are not accurate depictions of what child beauty pageants represent.Reality shows like "Toddlers and Tiaras" and "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" introduce millions to the pageant world and create the negative stereotypes that the majority tend to believe. Individuals like Anna Berry and her daughter Ashley, long term pageant competitors, consider pageantry a hobby and suggest it’s not all the media makes it out to be. Anna Berry says she “understand[s] why public perspective tends to be so negative” due
Thus, this process make people review their decision about having a child. Secondly, they may think that they are ready for having a child, and they want to raise a child although it has very hard responsibilities. However, this parents may have some psychological problems, and it affects child too. Chase-Landsdale and Pittman (2002) states that parents who have mental problems, are not warm and supportive of their children. This makes children unhappy and less self-confident.
Pedophilia is a stigma that affects parents decision-making and limiting freedom to their children because of fear. The idea that this potential danger towards their child can make parent limit their child’s freedom to do as they want or to interact with others. The strictness of the parent will increase due to fear of their child is in danger or something happening to their child in the near future. A research will be conducted in which to find whether parents have any prior knowledge of Pedophilia and whether it affects their protection level towards their children. The research would include a questionnaire where around ten parents are to answer a couple of questions about this topic.
This is why I think child beauty pageants should be banned because they get sexualised and also their confidence/self-esteem will be lowered at such a young age. People are convinced that the contestants only turn up on the day and prepare on the day. However, this is not the case, because the contestants go to extreme lengths to win so they will prepare all year, this shows the pageants are being drummed into their brains 24/7. A two day rehearsal then takes place before the show to ensure that everything can go without a glitch. This is basically the theft of childhood, there is plenty of time as an adult to face this pressure without competing and failing at such a tender age.