Ioanna - posted on 04/16/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 9 year old has a classmate that will pick on her constantly. She has managed to brush off most things and realized this other child is the one with the problem, but when the bully rallied other classmates to take note of my daughters facial hair, particularly her eyebrows which very faintly have signs of a unibrow, my daughter has now focused on this characteristic and her self worth has plummeted.
This is a hard situation for me, as I tweeze to maintain my brows.
I also had a mother that told me NO to shaving, tweezing, perming, colouring, make-up or anything unnatural growing up, which led to a ton of bullying in my teen years. I actually felt that I had to hide from my mom when I started shaving behind her back. That is the last thing I want my daughter to go through.
However if I encourage any kind of beauty changes based on bullying, am I saying the bully is right. This situation has really affected her self worth.
I just really need a sounding board. Has anyone been through this? Please help.