My 5 year old....

Tonya - posted on 12/04/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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is in competitive cheerleading, they have their first competition this weekend, i am just now being informed that they MUST have full make-up on their faces in order to compete, i am not at all comfortable with this. Should I make my 5 year old suffer with not competeing or should i suck it up????

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Carol - posted on 12/08/2009

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So why did they require it? I'm so glad I have boys. The Barbies, Bratz, and outfits they have for little, baby girls are disgusting. I do like the comment to explain to your daughter that it's just part of a costume but I hope the costume didn't make her look like a mini-adult. Kids should look like kids, anything else is just sick. I don't care if all the other parents are doing it - you wouldn't jump off a bridge if they all did, would you?

Allissa - posted on 12/07/2009

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suck it up. i know if it was that she wasnt to enter she wounld have it inside her for a long time and i for one can say i have travelled the road of cheerleading competions my daughter enteed a chearleading competion for her school and she enjoyed it so much and even for me it was such joy to see her perform so trust my words both of you are going to enjoy it.

Tonya - posted on 12/05/2009

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Thanks for all the input ladies! I did it, I sucked it up for my daughters sake and the sake of her teammates, BTW, it was required FULL make-up, not just a little eyeshadow n lipgloss, it was the works.......They did take second place out of 20 teams though and cyleigh had a great time!

Veronica - posted on 12/04/2009

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If anything - if you decide to go with it - just explain to your daughter that this is for costume - and leave it at that - i know in dance recitals - kids where makeup too -- and kids wear makeup for halloween - plays/skits -- so make it out that its for costume. Dont lead on as anything more than that. Sometimes - you have to make certain exceptions in life - but when you teach or educate your children properly - it helps them to learn - rather than taking them away from it. (That doesn't go for EVERYTHING obv. - but you know what i mean)

Heidi - posted on 12/04/2009

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It must be a Heidi Thing. Because I competely. Thankfully I have 2 boys. But I think 5 is too young for make-up. A lil lip gloss no biggie. But any more then that I DONT THINK SO!! Stand your ground. I would find out why your just not getting told that you MUST put make-up on her..and if you dont like the reason then dont let her!!!

Heidi - posted on 12/04/2009

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I can not belive the amount of people who would not stand up for you belive in. IF YOU DONT WANT HER TO FOR WHAT EVER REASON THEN DON'T!!!!!

Angie - posted on 12/04/2009

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It seems like this is information you should have already had. I am not a fan of cheerleading - I was one and it wasn't a great experience. On the other hand, she is on a team and it's wrong to pull her out now and mess things up for the entire squad. I guess you'll just have to put the makeup on her and reconsider letting her join next time.

Veronica - posted on 12/04/2009

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i would find out to what degree with the makeup - a little eyeshadow and lipgloss shouldnt be that big a deal - (in my opinion) but if they are asking the works - foundation/powder/eyeliner - that would be ridiculous. But on the otherhand - you put a 5 year old in comptetitive cheerleading - which IMO again - is too young for that kind of stuff = put her into teenage like setting - you are going to get just that - sorry to be blunt.

Heidi - posted on 12/04/2009

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What so they call full make up? What is the point of the full make up? These are things that need to be asked. I think it depends on the reason you are unconfrotable. She is only 5 and playing dress up is fun, but if they are trying to make them olok older then they are then stand your ground!!!

Dorothy - posted on 12/04/2009

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I THINK U SHOULD SUCK IT UP AS MOST OF US MOMS HAVE TO DO,BUT AT THE SAME TIME WHILE U ARE PREPARING HER FOR THE COMP EXPLAIN TO HER THAT U ARE AGAINST IT AND THAT IT IS JUST SO SHE'LL BE PRETTY LIKE THE OTHER GIRLS. AND GOOD LUCK AT THE COMP.

Valerie - posted on 12/04/2009

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suck it up...you should have check this out and it would be wrong to punish her...welcome to the world of competition...you might want to look for other activities for next semester/yr...it only gets worse and very expensive...been there done that

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