The Negative Effect's Of beauty Pageants On children
by Sabrina Lyon
Being taught to be perfect at a very young age can cause serious issues for your child in
the future.The focus on beauty may cause a negative effect on a child's self esteem. Beauty Pageants
focus on being perfect, and some girls may start to think negatively if they do not look or feel
perfect.This leads to an eating disorder or a bad view of how she is supposed to look. They have to
have the right standards to even join the contest, which could cause a really low self esteem if you
couldn't get into the contest.
Children may tend to think that sad or mad feelings are not the right feelings to have
only to be happy so they please their parents, and to win to make their parents
happy.Growing up children tend to believe that having materialistic concerns and thats all that
matters in life.Parents begin to force children into furthering there career in pageants and may even
make there child resent them.Teaching your kid to not make friends because they will bring you
downAnxiety becomes a main problem in life as they get older. They seem to get lots of
pyscological problems growing up.
Having your very young childs face look 16 may cause pedophiles to want your child and
your endangering your child. Stress and negative self evaluation often occur from pageants, if you
have more than one child usually one child is left behind with no attention and feels left out may
cause depression.Everything in life is put behind them and the beauty pageant becomes first.Parents
are abusive to children that do not listen or act how they want them too. Teaching kids to be able to
get what they want by looking pretty is not a good way to raise your child.Being in a beauty
pageant costs a lot of money.
Mothers take their children through these beauty pageants usually to fulfill there dream
through there child. The children get bad press, which if they hear about it or see is something a child
would never want to hear. Pageant Directors can either make the show very enjoyable and have
everyone thinking positively about them selves, but most choose to be mean and uncaring and
choose favorites. Parents are a big part of the child's attitude, if you tell your child they have to win
and winning is all they care about and they lose they will be crushed if they don't win, if you go in
with a better attitude telling them its okay to lose than telling them they can only win.
Beauty Pageants, are not all bad but being so young and being taught these things is not the
best thing for your child. When they get older it might be easier for them to handle but this could be
a scaring time for a child if they lose or cant even meet the standards for the pageant. Make sure you
talk to your child before during and after the pageant to make sure she is okay with it and isn't
showing any signs of depression after or any other signs.