What Is Wrong With Children Being Children ?
Last week I saw a journalist put out a call for girls aged 11 and 12 for a magazine article, so I asked Neva and she happily agreed for me to put her name forward, as she really enjoyed doing the Argos YouTube Reviews last year.
However when I got an email back, I was a little surprised, it was for a well known teen magazine, but they wanted a photo of her with fashion style and make up!
Now, anyone that knows Neva would probably be falling off their chair at this point, yes Neva is nearly 13 years old, but NO she does not wear make up and she certainly doesn’t dress up for a picture, you are more likely to find her knee deep in mud chasing the chickens…
The more I thought about it, the more I questioned my upbringing of the children, none of my children have been interested in fashion and make up, even Xene at 17 only wears stage make up when she is in a show.
So, mums of tweens/teens am I normal not wanting my daughters parading in a full face of make up, or is this what is the norm these days.
The fact that this magazine is searching for girls of this age to parade all dressed up and wearing make up is quite worrying.
I don’t want my children to grow up too fast, but at the same time I don’t want them teased or bullied if they are not classed as ‘normal’
What are your thoughts on how a 12 year old should be ?