MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER - by Editor
What mother doesn't want her daughter to grow up to be a beautiful, elegant womanNULL In your endeavour to do this, don't neglect her personality development. It may sound clich'd, but inner beauty is indeed just as important as outer beauty. One of the most appealing aspects of a woman's beauty is her self confidence. A confident woman who walks straight, doesn't slouch, can hold a conversation on any topic, looks you in the eye when she speaks and has a high degree of self esteem is far more attractive than someone with a pretty face and no self-confidence or conversation skills. So concentrate on building up your daughter's confidence at the outset. Stay away from negative comments and at no stage should you criticize your daughter. Criticize or check a bad habit without criticizing her. Strive to constantly build your daughter's confidence without making her arrogant. Arrogance is usually a method of self-defence against personal criticism. If you stop finding fault with her, her defences should drop.
Remember that short of plastic surgery, your daughter's features cannot be changed. Never, at any stage, let your daughter feel that her nose is too short or too long, that she is too dark or that anything is wrong with any of her features. It is not necessary to have classical features in order to look beautiful. Each person's unique 'flaws' add to their character and their beauty and can actually work to their advantage.
Most women just want to look pretty, and the best way to do this is NOT by following beauty trends. That hot pink lipstick may be the latest runway rage, but there is no point in wearing it if it doesn't suit you. Teach your daughter not to follow trends as far as make-up is concerned. Make-up is not an end in itself. It is a means to enhancing your best features, playing down flaws and imperfect skin, and making yourself look prettier at the end of the day.
'I want to look like that model in the magazine!' This is a common desire amongst girls and women, and if they don't look as beautiful as the women they see in beauty magazines, they start feeling ugly. Remember that the photograph of that beautiful model has been taken after a professional make-up artist has worked on the model and caked her face with make-up. Then, a professional photographer has taken the photograph under the best and most flattering lighting. Dozens of rolls of film have been shot and a handful of these have been chosen for the magazine.
Certain things which are within control matter more in ensuring that your daughter grows up looking and feeling pretty. One of the most important of these is complexion. Flawless skin goes a long way in enhancing a person's looks so concentrate more on ensuring that your daughter's skin looks glowing, healthy and completely pimple-free. It is not important to be fair skinned to be beautiful.
Never encourage your daughter to wear foundation of a lighter colour than her natural skin. Her face will look pasty and dull in your endeavour to make her look fair.
Inculcate a habit of exercise in your daughter even if she is not plump. This will help keep her in shape for years to come, and will boost her energy level making her feel better about herself. This will automatically make her more attractive.
Teach your daughter that is more important to be well groomed than to have perfectly balanced features. If your daughter dresses well, has well groomed, shiny hair, clear skin, walks well and speaks well, she will automatically come across as attractive. So stop obsessing about her skin colour or her small eyes. Keep telling her that she is beautiful until she believes it - and that is when she will truly become beautiful.
City: austin, texas
Comments: this is a very good article. a girls self esteem can easily be lowered by parents without them realising. we should take more care and appreciate the positive in them. thanks for an eye opening article.
Comments: It`s a fantastic article !
Name: Kavita Idnani
Comments: It's really very useful article since I have a daughter and didn't know how to creat self confidence in her, now I know how to handle her. THANKX
Comments: its a good article,i am also having a daughter and my mother taught me the way its written and i also want to do just that..be urself!!
Comments: SUPERB ARTICLE FOR ALL MOTHERS WHO ARE OFTEN UPSET ABOUT SMALL THINGS IN LIFE.
Comments: THT WS SIMPLY A GR8 ARTICLE MUSS SAY! I FEEL EVERY GAL IS BEAUTIFUL IN HER OWN WAY..N NO 1 BT HER KNOWS IT THE BEST!!PARENTS SHOULD ALWAYS LET THEM REALISE THIER WORTH N LET NOBODYS COMMENT MAKE IT LOOSE THT!
Comments: It is a well written article.Self confidence is the cornerstone for a gir's success.
Name: Dinesh Vadhyar
Comments: This article was really an eye opener. thanks
Comments: Great article... Plz make such articles as regulars.. Kudos..
Comments: There should be more articles like this written, promoting self-esteem, and confidence for children and teens.
City: New York
Comments: I thought this was pathetic!Mothers should be happy with their kids the way they are, or the kid will eventually pick up on it and spend thier life infront of the mirror. Be happy with your kid!
Comments: Great article!! I grew up hearing negative comments about my complexion and it really affected my self esteem, especially around my own people. I'm a mom now and I still feel it. My daughter is brown skinned as well, but I always make sure she should feel proud of her skin tone and that she is beautiful. I don't ever want her to feel she is less beautiful than another who is fairer skinned than she. Society is hard on women and we as mothers need to make our daughters feel beautiful and do what we need to do to help boost their self-confidence in a positive way. Thank you for such and enlightening article
Comments: a very good artical,but u should add some tips for children, like drinking loads of liquids,,get more buitiful skin ...etc
Name: Sharon Pires
Comments: I have two daughters who are quite conscious about their skin colour. They both have a wheatish complexion and sometimes tell me they wish they were fairer. I have often explained to them that beauty is not just an outward show but that they are beautiful inside. Maybe I will just give them a printout of this article to read. A well written article, a great help for mothers like myself. Thanks a lot Sharon
Comments: really a good article, it is not only useful for them who have daughters but for those also who dont have daughters, even these tips are useful for those moms also who are blessed with son, or moreover it is a confidence booster for every female.
Comments: this is a v. gud article its a fantastic point my mum neva said anything nice bout me but i feel nice just reading it lol! wbck!
Name: Alka Gupta
Comments: A great article and an eye opener.Even i am a mother of two girls and the younger one has a wheatish complexion.I realised that shouldn"t think that she is not preety.After all beauty is an inner thing.
City: Sydney Australia
Comments: I love this site and this article it gives me so much selfesteem about myself and my confidence.
Comments: This is a great article, i have an 1.5 year old and i believe reading articles which are this informative will give me the info necessary to raise my daughter to be a whole person both inside and out.. 3 cheers to the author and the website... this is a great one...
Name: Pavithra Shankar
Comments: Your Artciles is really superb, it actually develops self-confindence within us, it creates personality development which is very important for modern society.
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