Heck, I was playing in the creek catching crawdads and salamanders until I was 14 while other girls were reading Harlequin romances and putting baby oil on their legs before gym class. I've already told her that if she pierces anything other than her ears before she's 18, I'll rip them out. Her dad told her that if she pierces her tongue, even at 30, he'd knock her out. LOL As far as manicured nails, when she's 16 and has a job she can pay for those herself. I can't afford to have that done every two weeks, so I'll be danged if she gets them. Like I tried to stress, I wasn't out to give her a groomed look. Removing a few hairs between her eyebrows is something natural looking that most people probably wouldn't even notice unlike a unibrow. As Netg pointed out, I was actually trying to prevent her from experiencing the ridicule that I went through that still scars me to this day. I too had the poodle look and was called "wool-head" even up until high-school. Now these same people compliment me on my hair all the time. Ha!definately wait till it bothers her. 10.5 is a little young IMO for a girl to have to care about her looks. at 13 i was still wearing bright orange cords, with frizzy hair and no makeup. i think its beautiful to see a young kid still looking like a kid rather than a minature adult. don't force the vanity of adulthood on her too early. sorry if that sounds harsh but it scares me to see 8 y/o's with pierced bellybuttons and manicured nails. since this is a curly hair board i should metnion that i had a poodle hair do till i was about 14 and worked out how to care for it. obviouslly it upset me a litlte that i got teased for it but i didnt care in a vain manner.
if you put pressure on her to remove her monobrow or to get rid of pimples at such a young age you may start to pressure her to look good all the time. thats too much pressure for a 10 y/o. hell i was still playing in the park with muddy jeans when i was 10!
I'm still not getting why anyone would have a problem with trying to teach a pre-teen how to prevent pimples. This same child I'm trying to teach skin care to told me about one girl in her class (whose mother sells Avon...go figure) whose acne is so bad, she is teased unmercifully. I'd rather my mom hand me a Clearasil pad every night than be called pizza face, but I'm obviously the minority.
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