Many parents don't want their daughters wearing make-up because they are afraid their daughters will look older than they actually are, or attract attention that they're not ready to handle. Others simply want their daughters to wait until they're old enough to understand how to properly apply it and take care of their skin. Whatever the reasons, there are several factors to consider when mulling over the whole issue. It's normal for girls to want to wear it and take an interest in fashion in general. Even if your daughter has always leaned towards the tom-boy side, expect her to take an interest before she leaves the teen years behind.
For girls, it's almost a coming of age milestone. Keep in mind that if you forbid your daughter from wearing it, she might rebel and hide her behavior from you. How many girls arrive at middle school in the morning only to rush to the girl's bathroom and whip out mascara, eye shadow, eye liner and other products? Instead of forbidding your daughter from wearing it, you might want to consider allowing her to use products that will make her feel grown up, but that aren't as obvious as, say, purple eyeliner. For example, you could tell your daughter that she may wear a light pink lip gloss, and apply a lightly tinted moisturizer when she feels her complexion needs a little help. You could also consider allowing her to use a peach or skin-toned eye shadow or eye cream that will blend with her natural skin color.
What's new in this version:
- minor bugs fixed