Kaya - posted on 11/11/2008 ( 98 moms have responded )
My daughter is only 11 and she is bugging me to let her shave her legs. My first response was that she was too young and didn't need to shave. She informed me that "all" her friends shave and that she does to need to because her legs are very hairy. And yes, she does have hairy legs but it is blonde and I informed her that it is normal to have hair on your legs.
But I'm still thinking about her comment that her friends are shaving. At first I was appalled. To me that is like little girls (5 and under) wearing bright red nail polish. Moms let them do it because they think it is cute but I feel it is not appropriate, though not a big deal, it is teaching them to be sexy too young. My daughter has only started to change and still a little girl physically. Am I wrong to not let her shave? Do you think this may stimatize her with her peers?