I am sitting here watching the show “Toddlers and Tiara’s” on TLC and I have to admit that it is painful to watch. Seeing those little girls with spray-tans, fake hair, fake nails, make-up, etc. The list can go on and on. They don’t even want to see a space in those beautiful little teeth, so we just shove a “flipper” in their mouths.
Being a mom of three girls I am all for promoting self-esteem in young girls and woman but I am wondering if shows like this are doing more harm than good.
I know that much of the show is probably edited to get “ratings” but how many more “Ouches” or “I don’t want to’s” do we has parents really want to hear? To watch those little girls crying and having temper tantrums is more than I can bear. Why put them through this?
Is it worth it? I’m not knocking all beauty pageants, don’t get me wrong. There are many out there that are wonderful and fun. That’s not want I am referring to.
This controversial show Toddlers and Tiara’s is like watching a train wreck in my opinion. If we could see into the future lives of some of these kids I don’t think we would like what we see.
Some things I DO NOT agree with(oh boy, where do I start and where do I end?)
-Sugar and high caffeine drinks to keep the kids alert and active. Really? Alana, one of the little girls on the show drinks a special Go-Go Juice. Wondering what this Go-Go juice is? Well, its Mountain Dew and Red Bull!
-Some of those costumes. Another contestant “Peppermint Paisley” performed as Julia Roberts in the movie “Pretty Woman”. I am sure there were many more things you could dress your child as. Come on!
-What is being promoted. Perfection…you have to be absolutely perfect at everything. How much more pressure can these little girl handle?
-The temper tantrums and over-the-top moms that are living vigarously through those kids.
-The list can go on and on.
I think we have to sit back and just let our kids be……well, just that, kids. Stop with the make-up, costumes, pressure, and push for perfection. Dress-up play is one thing, but this show is taking it too far.
What are your thoughts on Toddlers and Tiara’s?
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