The increasing number of young child stars these days greatly influences how your own kids feel about themselves and what they think about society as a space where physical beauty and looks dominate success.
Makeup products, for example, are being marketed to kids as young as 3 years old with Hannah Montana packaging. Kids see this and think it’s okay if they use these products–after all, they watch the show.
But it’s not okay.
Research has found that many cosmetics products contain many toxins that aren’t labeled on the packaging. Many of these toxins are linked to cancer. Some even alter hormones.
Is this what you want your kids using? Products that can adversely affect their health?
And what about the ethics behind kids and makeup? I personally don’t think it’s psychologically healthy for kids to wear makeup. They don’t need to hide anything, and as parents you should try to get your kids to understand that.
How do you feel about makeup and kids? Do your kids wear makeup?
Kids and Makeup: A Dangerous Mix? [The Boston Channel]