I know there's some famous person (Marilyn Monroe I think?) who said that every little girl should be told she's pretty even if she isn't. But I kind of wonder if it sets girls up to worry about appearance too much. My mom told me I was pretty all the time when I was a child and whenever people were mean to me she would say "it's because they're jealous because you're so pretty." I worry a lot about my appearance now which may have everything or nothing to do with these comments. So what do you think?
- It's good to tell little girls they're prettyVote A
- It will have a negative effect later in lifeVote B
- It doesn't have any effectVote C
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To some degree I think you should so she'd know for herself. But it shouldn't be just she is pretty. If I had a daughter I would make sure that she's more than just her looks. My friend told me a story where he was at his daughter's dance recital and saw all the dad's had flowers. When he asked one of the dads, he said he wanted to show his daughter how a man should treat her. I think that is the key. If I have a daughter one day I want to help show her how a man should treat her when she's older and I think just telling her she's pretty all the time won't accomplish that. Sorry for the story but this was a really good question.0