I never did pageants and I understand it can be somewhat traumatic for kids as they get older. My mom did them as a teen and liked it a lot. I wish I had done things like that as a kid. NOT EXTENSIVE AS TODDLERS AND TIARAS. Just for fun.
- Yes, if they asked and wanted to46% (30)22% (8)38% (38)Vote
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Most Helpful Guy
Only if they wanted to the day they say they're done I would take them out of it1
Most Helpful Girl
I was 15 when I did my first and last pageant. I was nominated and voted to be in the beauty pageant, but I didn't want to do it. My mom never pushed me but asked what I thought. I figured I'd just give it a try, since I had to be interviewed (thought it might help me get over my anxiety of public speaking) and I got to meet some interesting people. I wouldn't do it again though.
If I had a kid and they really wanted to at an older age, I might let them try it out for themselves. It's not really my thing though, and I would tell them my experience.1