New world and as many others do, I have thoughts and--- GASP--- opinions.
The other night I saw an interview on National TV that was supposed to be news but as always it was junk and titillating things--little (highly slanted) news. So, here's the intrepid reporter, a female interviewing a woman with a 12 year old girl who was just going into a waxing salon to have a bikini wax.
The intrepid reporter interviewed several woman on the street (wonder why no men? OK I won't go there) and asked what they thought of the increasing trend of waxing salons advertising to get pre-teens in for intimate waxing. They all said "Ew" more or less. But then, same intrepid reporter asked the mother about her daughter and she said " Well, she was adamant about it."
OK. WHO is the parent? Who is supposed to teach a child about things, guide the child uprightly, prepare the child for life..help the child with homework but most of all: BE A PARENT? This thing of letting the kid, male or female, run the family (and they do), make decisions about any and all things with no experience and completely under the influence of advertising has me completely aghast. So, the daughter was adamant and you, the parent are so afraid of angering your child or worse still imposing rules and making learning situations for reference in the future..you're SO afraid of your child's disapproval, you allow her to go in for a mostly un-necessary bikini wax at the behest of the salons who solicit them? When did THAT become a good idea? Are you so bent on being the kid's companion/friend/buddy/co-conspirator that you throw all common sense away and let them make all the decisions?
There was a letter in a magazine asking a columnist how to handle a 15 yr old boy and girl who displayed embarrassing PDA in the living room with the family right there having to see it all. You're asking how to handle it? I say get a bucket of cold water and throw it on them and tell the half that doesn't live there to go home. But then, I would never allow such behavior to begin with. It's disrespectful and it's wrong.