I have no doubt it’s a tough job raising a boy into a man, but I know from experience that it’s a tough and big job to raise girls into women. Especially if you want to make a point to raise them into women with high self-esteem with a good sense of self-worth.
You can’t make yourself crazy, but when you want a girl to feel good about herself, you have to make sure you don’t spend too much time obsessing over your own looks, that you take care of yourself in a healthy fashion and you emphasize that you think she’s smart, funny and kind in addition to beautiful.
Telling your teen daughter she needs a breast enlargement probably runs counter to everything mentioned above. Someone needs to tell that to Chantal Marshall, a mom in Nottinghamshire, England, who told her daughter, 14-year-old Britney, that she needs to get her boobs done, despite the fact that Britney thinks she’s fine just the way she is, according to The Huffington Post (via the UK’s The Sun).
“At the moment she doesn’t really have what I would say are boobs — but I’d like her to follow in her sisters’ footsteps… I really love the fake look of my girls and I know Britney will go that way when she’s a bit older,” Chantal told The Sun.
Between Chantal and four of her other daughters, they have somewhere in the ballpark of £50,000 worth of boobs, with cup sizes as large as 34HH and as small as 32DD.
Poor Britney just wants to “focus on [her] school work,” but “maybe [she’ll] decide to get them too and start saving in a few years.”
She might start thinking about saving her emotions for someone who cares, because clearly her mom doesn’t. Also? While her mom knows that Britney is too young to drink, she says she “can’t wait” until she’s old enough to hit the town and paint it red with her and her other daughters.
Can I get a collective “Oy”?
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