Would you let your daughter model?

United States
November 25, 2007 12:42am CST
My daughter loves to pose for the camera. Ever since she was born we were snapping her picture like crazy. Whenever we take pictures of her she would pose for us or whoever asks her to. Recently, we were approach by someone at the mall to have my daughter go for modeling. My hubby said a flat out no. But I was wondering maybe yes. Because, when we take her out to places to take her pictures sometimes the tourist or just random people with cameras would come over and ask to snap a few shot of her. We said yes but should we have done that? If I let them all take pictures of her for free why not charge hehe jk. What is your take on letting your kids model now a days?
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@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
25 Nov 07
Well, why not give it a try. Who knows, it is the place for your daughter- the modelling world. We will not find the right career for our children unless we try them explore all fields they wanted. As parents, we should be supportive of what they want in life, unless it will not harm them.
• United States
25 Nov 07
My hubby is saying it will be more harm done to her than good. Because all the negativity that goes around models. They are made out to be perfect when they are not. I want to because it seems like she has a passion in that. Thanks for your comment.
• United States
25 Nov 07
What does your daughter think of this? I loved to pose as a child. I adored getting my pictures taken. In fact i still do love to pose for pictures. My son is a ham, he sees a picture and starts posing, he gets all excited and starts showing off. I dont think letting young children model is a great thing, but its not a bad thing either. IF your daughter honestly loves to model then you should encourage her to do something she wants to do. Generally to start, there isnt much money in modeling, but there can be quite a bit of output of it. All things aside.
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• United States
25 Nov 07
She loves to model but as far as making it out to be a career. I don't know if she wants to do this daily. Yeah, I don't want to put her through some of the stuff I read about little girls in modeling. All those negativity that goes into it. People telling your kid that she is too thin, too fat, too short, too tall, not the right look, stuff like that. Thanks for your post.
@nkhanna (925)
• India
26 Nov 07
i think there is no harm in allowing your daughter to go for modelling.though there are a lot of exploitation as well in this field.but then the question is there is a bit risk everywhere.if your daughter is also very interested ,then she can surely make a creer of hers in this field.there is naem,fame and money in this field.and further if you support her then you can always guide her.i think you should agree fro her modelling.
• United States
27 Nov 07
I want to but hubby is totally is against it. Thanks for your post.
• Australia
26 Nov 07
I wouldn't encourage it but if that is what she wants, it wouldn't hurt to give it a try. May be once she've tried, she'll change her mind!
• United States
27 Nov 07
LOL, yeah maybe if she realize it is really hard work and not play then she will change her mind quick.
• United States
26 Nov 07
I am an adult and won't let other's take my picture. It's a personal thing. Kids can be used for all sorts of unkind things. I would never let anyone take a picture of my posing child. Your husband has the right to say no. As you can say yes. I will let her do it when older not know and certainly not by strangers. Child molesters would love the poses for their mind set alone.
• United States
27 Nov 07
Yeah I am scared to say yes now. I didn't think about child molester at the time. But next time I will second think it first before I let strangers take her picture. Thank you for your comment.
• India
25 Nov 07
there is nothing to worry abt if ur daughter want it then u hav to accept it
• United States
27 Nov 07
I sure will. I am a very protective mom. Thanks for your comment.
@nic24uk (571)
25 Nov 07
well for a start its not very professional of any photographer to approach you in the street and ask you to model for them id be very carefull about this if i were you because it happend to me once and i said no. i used to be a model myself before having my son. its best to go with a modeling agency then you know its genuine there are alot of desperate men out there so do be carefull and never let your daughter go alone!
• United States
27 Nov 07
Oh my thank you for the warning. I didn't even think of that. It is a scary world we live in now. Thank you for your comment.
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@vikceo (1301)
• India
25 Nov 07
hey may your husband would be thinking of the future where one if the child may be inclined to the screen as in early stage it pays you like anything but if your face don't work of any thing happens then no body bother for it. so as per my view there is no bad in modelling but the child should focus on the carrer which would give him/ her dignity or a good carrer then further the child choice.
• United States
27 Nov 07
Yes I agree we want her to have a career that lets her keep her dignity. Thanks for your comment.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
25 Nov 07
If either of my kids wanted to model I'd be fine with it BUT I would have a VERY tight reign on what all was allowed, in their contracts etc etc...It would go by MY rules with no exceptions...I also wouldnt allow it to take front seat...School and being a kid comes first and foremost and thats non-negotiable ya know...
• United States
26 Nov 07
Yup I agree with you there. School and educations is first priority. You need something good to fall back on. To set a good foundation you must first need to be educated.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
25 Nov 07
Yes of course i will let her and to see if she is good at it then let her like it
• United States
26 Nov 07
Thank you for your comment.
• India
25 Nov 07
hi there! letting kids model is not bad at all. But in my opinion you will have to put in a lot of work along with your child. The world today is going highgly beauty oriented.I dont know whether to call it ' beauty ' oriented , rather people are too much concerned about their appearences. Getting into the modelling field at such tender age needs good guidance. You will have to teach her that what really matters is the beauty within (I am not being poetic here, but seriously ...). Teach her not to get carried away by the initial attention, she has to understand that something based on appearences is not going to last forever. Definetely the modelling can give her a lot of exposure and help build confidence , So dont miss out on the chance! Best of luck to her!!
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
25 Nov 07
Look my daughter she love to pose even shes eating - cute kid, love camera
I think most of children love to pose even they are to young, but then they will change thier habit to play all the time, but who knows maybe your daughter love to be a model when she become grow old enough.
• United States
26 Nov 07
Yeah, it's hard to know what they are interested in doing when they are still so young. I think it's best to just let them be kids and have fun.
@urbandekay (18312)
25 Nov 07
Sick, sick, sick. all the best urban