My daughter is 13 going on
I find myself in a constant 'ping-pong' game with my daughter. I give in to this, and she will agree to that. We compromise more than we fight, so I guess I should count my blessings, and I do. But the one area I have held firm on is make-up. When she was little, she loved playing with the play make-up sets I would buy her, and she would happily set up beauty parlors and happily play for hours. When she got a little older, I let her play dress up with my clothes, and yes, some real make-up. At home. Now she is much older (oh, my heart) and she has been asking me to let her wear make-up to school.
And I have said no. I am sure at 13 there are enough girls wearing make-up on a daily basis, and I am not judging other parents' decisions, but for me, that is still too young. So I have managed to hold my ground while she has pleaded, begged, bemoaned the fact that ALL HER FRIENDS are wearing make-up now, etc. I have told her that next year she can maybe wear a little mascara to school.
Think I am too strict? I don't really know, but I am just going with my gut, and my gut says young girls do not need make-up. Period.
Unfortunately, Walmart thinks they do. They are introducing a new line of make-up for girls from 8-12 years old.
I am sure this has nothing to do with making money.
Just as I am sure my daughter will patiently wait until I give her the green light to wear make-up to school.
Am I over-reacting here, or do you find it a little disconcerting that Walmart will be trying to encourage young girls to