Mum Gives Botox to 8-year-old Daughter
How much do you expect from your children when they are the perfect looking creatures in the world. As shocking as it may seem, it is more of a disgrace to moms when they try to perfect their children by giving them adult cosmetic treatments to make them look beautiful. One could understand it if their daughters were not good looking enough to have marriage proposals. But to win a beauty pageant some moms can actually give Botox treatment to eliminate some invisible wrinkles that they find in some tiny corner around the eye not visible with a naked eye.
The situation arose in America when a mom gave her 8 year old daughter Botox and waxing so she could participate in a beauty pageant flawlessly. The mom told her daughter about the treatment when her daughter complained about certain wrinkles on her face.
“I got influenced by some of the moms when we went to one of the pageants,” Kerry said about what prompted her to begin Britney on Botox. “They were telling me about the lines on her face. A lot of the moms are giving their kids Botox. It happens.”
[pullquote_right]”A lot of the moms are giving their kids Botox. It happens.”[/pullquote_right]
Now this might be good on the mom’s part as she is trying to make her daughter look beautiful and doing all she can to help her. But how morally good she is doing will only be known when the daughter grows old and still is dependent on the Botox or some other cosmetic treatment to look beautiful.
There is no harm in making children look beautiful if they are being provided with suitable clothing, accessories, treatment of skin diseases or even putting braces on their teeth. But to drag them to the level of humanly changes at a small age which are not at all necessary will only make them dependant on them forever. Moreover they will always remain in an inferiority complex situation without such treatments.
It seems that sometimes moms suffer an inferiority complex because they could not achieve something in their young life that they want their daughters to do it for them. Making children look different by providing them cosmetic treatments is more of an abuse than a favor.
This is not just one example but there are hundreds of mothers who will go to any extent to make their daughters look pretty, to God knows who apart from themselves. We do want our children to look good so that nobody points at them marking out their flaws. This is to be controlled on the parents’ part to not let their children feel that they have any flaw that is not going make them look good. We are making our children dependant on these worldly desires ourselves. Usually this is our own perception that takes us to this level, the perception that our children should be different from others, not morally but physically.
It’s a very thought-provoking incident for parents. Parents have the ultimate responsibility on their child’s upbringing. Whatever we do to them or teach them at a young age will have its effects when they grow up. If parents want their children to stand out, they should work on the spiritual and moral nature rather than the physical appearance. This appearance is not going to take them anywhere but only going to make them self-conscious as long as they are dependent on it.[pullquote_left]If parents want their children to stand out, they should work on the spiritual and moral nature rather than the physical appearance[/pullquote_left]
Appearances do matter, but a plastic appearance gives rise to a plastic person. Children already have natural beauty that should not be changed. We adults would go to great lengths to have the skin of a child so there is no point in making the process go the other way around. Let the children enjoy their childhood. These cosmetic worries should be left for the future. This is the time for innocent humor and naive acts. We should enjoy this time with them and not make them do things we do. Don’t let them grow up so quickly as they are going to miss out so much fun of childhood.
Sadaf Siddique holds a degree in Computers and a Masters in Business Administration. She is the mother of a 2-year-old boy, a part-time writer and a full-time homemaker.