Six years olds are self conscious too
As much I would like to protect my six years old daughter from the world or hurt and harsh words its pretty much difficult. So my daughter, she is mixed half Indian and half black which means she won’t have the straight typical Indian hair. Over the weekend I washed her hair and decided to flat iron it (so its straight for now).
This Monday she back from school and tells me people were telling her she look beautiful with her straight not bushy and curly. I was are you freaking kidding me (please excuse my French) of course I said in my mind not out loud, don’t people know that words are hurtful, even to a six year old I don’t want my daughter growing up thinking that she is not beautiful when her hair is curly. Six years olds are self conscious too and they hang on to every word people say. I would love to see my daughter embracing her versatility because not everyone can do that.
I told her that she is beautiful no matter what her hair looks like long or short, curly or straight. I am really disgusted by the society’s perception of what is beautiful now that I have a daughter otherwise I didn’t not care. I am worried about my daughter because she is too sensitive, parenthood is hard already without people who think they can say whatever they want to children without repercussions.
The journey of motherhood continues with all the good and bad it brings:-)
Well said! We have to be so careful with the comments we make to little ones and think about how they can be interpretated. #marvmondays
Thank you I thought I was overreacting
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Personally I like your daughters hair curly. She is absolutely beautiful and I hope she doesn’t feel pressurised to mess around with her natural beauty. #MarvMondays
I hope so too,
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I was always envious of curly hair! And completely agree with you, our little one’s should grow up knowing they are beautiful regardless, it’s so important. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays! Kaye xo
I was envious of full thick hair because mine is fine. Thank you yes we should instill that into them because the world outside our house is harsh.
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Something Crunchy Mummy
Well said. I think it’s so sad that at such a young age children are contious of their look. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
Very sad as much as we try to protect our children it.
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we went through similar things with my step-daughter when she was younger. Like yours, she had naturally very thick and curly hair. After a few times straightening it and being told how good it looked, she took to straightening it often, to the point where her hair was becoming very unhealthy. Its sad how young they start to care so much about appearance
It is really sad that they start so early and damaging their hair at a very fragile stage in life.
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Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks
Well said – all children are beautiful no matter what anyone says. Beauty comes from the inside and you only have to look at your daughters smile lighting up her eyes to know that she is truly beautiful, curly haired or straight haired xx
That is so sweet and true, let kids be kids.