Teresa Giudice, You’re Nuts! Why Are You Letting Your Little Girls Wear Makeup?

Wed, August 11, 2010 10:00pm EDT by 8 Comments
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New Jersey housewife Teresa Giudice, thinks it’s cute that her four very young daughters wear makeup like she does, but experts tell us it’s TERRIBLE for their self-esteem and could damage their self-image for life!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has been making some bad decisions lately (hello -– what else can we call her $11-million bankruptcy case?). Her latest? Allowing her four little girls — Gia, 9, Gabriella, 6, Milania, 5 and Audriana, 11 months – to wear makeup just like their mom! What the heck is she thinking?!

“They see their mommy doing it and they want to do whatever mommy does,” Teresa, 38, told USMagazine.com, adding, “It’s just lip gloss.”

It may seem trivial to the New Jersey spitfire, but two experts tell us it’s harmful for little girls to wear makeup because it overemphasizes sexuality at a young age.

“If attention to sexuality and physical sexual appearance begins at a very early age, it does not contribute helpfully to self-esteem. Instead, it may be confusing and suggest to the child that this is the most valuable part of her,” Dr. Wendy Smith, Director of Instructional Enhancement and professor at USC’s School of Social Work, says.

She adds, “Young girls need the help and support of their parents to protect them from the pressure to prematurely present themselves as ready for sexual attention.”

Dr. Carole Lieberman psychiatrist and author of the upcoming book, Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets — agrees that pre-teens shouldn’t be wearing makeup…but admits it IS okay on special occasions.

“It can be harmless fun for little girls to have makeup parties such as for their birthday. However, allowing them to wear makeup as a common everyday occurrence spells disaster for their self-esteem,” Dr. Lieberman explains, adding, “It is important for parents to make sure their daughters are praised for their natural looks and approach
makeup as a fun accessory instead of a necessity.”

Do you think Teresa Giudice should let her four daughters wear makeup or are they too young? When would you let YOUR daughters wear makeup?

–Kirstin Benson

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Jan

Posted at 9:36 AM on September 19, 2011  

They are still butt ugly, with or without makeup. And brats, who could stand to be around them, much less their mother. Get a life.

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mimi tholsted

Posted at 11:56 AM on August 22, 2010  

They would look much better natural and without handbags and headgear!!!!

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oneal5600

Posted at 10:04 AM on August 12, 2010  

We are only talking lip gloss here! People need to calm down! Every little girl I know of has worn lip gloss. If it was a full face of makeup we were talking about, that would be different.

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lolanyc

Posted at 9:48 AM on August 12, 2010  

I dont think its bad for them however they look ridiculus. Her kids are brats. Esp the oldest one. They are spoiled rotten. When they grow up no guy is gonna want them cuz of this show! juicy couture at a young age? they arent taught the value of a dollar. and are WAY too into fashion at such a young age. Read a book please!!

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Donna

Posted at 9:39 AM on August 12, 2010  

It’s quite normal for a little girl watching her mother apply makeup to say mommy I want some too. Whomever is making such a big deal over lip gloss is ridiculous.

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renee

Posted at 12:28 AM on August 12, 2010  

Those girls are wearing blush and lip gloss. As long as they are not wearing it on a daily basis, it should be ok. They would actually look better au natural, just my opinion. (I never wanted to wear makeup until 13 yo. My mother made me wait until 16. Didn’t understand it at the time but now I do. Was best thing to wait.)

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Pamela

Posted at 12:10 AM on August 12, 2010  

Oh boy here we go. It’s just lip gloss. NOT full face makeup.There is nothing wrong w/these little girls wearing lip gloss.The EXPERTS tell us. Yeah right. Lip gloss is NOT going to hurt their self-esteem,or damage their self image for life.How can lip gloss make them ask for sexual attention.As for praising them for their natural looks. Teresa, & Joe do. I don’t listen to the EXPERTS. These are the same people who say sexual predator’s are sick & need help. I know what kind of help they need. Leave Teresa alone about this. My Mom let my youngest sister wear Lip Gloss. It didn’t hurt her self-esteem.She is a very girly girl. I didn’t want to wear it. I was a tom-boy.I decided @ about 13 to start wearing lip gloss. I think Teresa’s girls are cute. I would do the same thing. I had a boy, so I didn’t get to have that kind of fun. You go Teresa. Don’t listen to the EXPERTS.

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