This week I will be speaking to a group of 10 and 11 year olds on dressing their best self. I will be giving them advice on what is age appropriate. I am a firm believer in not wearing makeup until you are 12, and then I think it should be kept to a minimum. I think that there are rights of passages for tweens and teens, but that might be considered old-school for some. Girl's need boundaries when it comes to clothing, makeup, tanning (indoor or outdoor), and weight. I will not be discussing these things with girls, but if I was speaking to a group of mothers, I would.
Me and my sisters camping (I also spy Kjrsten from HACD). That's a whole lot of frizz going on in one picture!
When my sisters and I turned 12 we could:
- Shave our legs
- Pierce Ears-1 piercing
- Wear mascara and clear or light colored lipgloss
- Wear nylons (before 12 it was tights only, and now at 28 I'm back to tights only)
I'm curious, what are your rules for your girls, or what will they be? Do you think that little girls now look too much like big girls? What advice would you give to 10 and 11 year old girls?
I had to explain what a tween was to my husband. I think that word is hilarious!