as a mother of two little ones..I think kiddie beauty pageants are absolutely disgusting..
these are children! take the pounds of make up, fake hair, teeth, tan, eyelashes off and let them be CHILDREN!
the pressure parents put on their little ones to win these pageants is nothing short of abusive..
and what is it teaching?? do you really want your child to grow up valuing beauty more than ethics or intellect? to teach your child that her appearance makes her inherently more valuable than other people? that looks are to be judged and mean more than character?
our culture's beauty standard is oppressive enough toward women...
why instill such absurdity voluntarily at such a young age??
short answer: no. I would never enter my daughter in such pageants.