â*PHOENIX*â - posted on 10/20/2010 ( 37 moms have responded )
As parents we want out children to fit in and not stand out in the negative way….in a way that will make them sad and have low self-esteem.
Many of us will dress our children by what’s in fashion..and will by our children (the ones old enough to know) what there friends have…ect
To what extent to you allow your child to blend in and fit in….what will you do and what wont you do??
On another thread a woman asked if she should let her 9year old shave her legs
This is what she said..
My daughter wants to start shaving her legs. She does have dark hair on her legs but it's not dark because of puberty yet, it's just always been dark. She says that other girls in her class shave their legs and the hair on her legs is making her self conscious. With winter coming she won't be wearing shorts too many more days but every once in a while she'll wear a skirt so her legs show.
I don't remember when I started shaving but I don't think it was this early.
Should I let her start or wait?
I have a niece who is turning 8…she is “Lightskinned” and so you can see the hair on her legs….but there is no way her mother would let her shave her legs…not until she hits 12 at least...and thats a maybe