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  #1  
December 21st, 2011, 10:52 AM
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The Clicker - 'Toddlers' pageant director insists events aren't abusive

So, this director lady is comparing pageants to gymnastics. (FTR, I'm Ok with natural pageants but despise these glitz ones they show on TV.)
The director says gymnasts don't get to eat, and at least the pageant girls are allowed to have Pixie Stix.

So which do you think is more healthy and which is more dangerous? If you had to put your child in one or the other, which would it be?
Personally, I'd go with gymnastics over glitz pageants, even with the potential dangers.

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December 21st, 2011, 10:59 AM
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Gymnastics hands down. I know the dangers, I did gymnastics for several years as a kid.

But gymnastics is a sport, and exercise is pretty high on our list of things our kids need to do. And most pageants creep me out. My cousin did a few natural ones in the late 80's, but glitz just seems so wrong.
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December 21st, 2011, 11:11 AM
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I'd rather have my kids in gymnastics because those glitz pageant parents on tv spend like upwards of $5000 PER pageant when the prize is like $500-1000. It just doesn't make sense and seems like such a waste of money.

Plus I don't have the patience to tan, wax and bejewel my 4 year old that much ya know? Stick her in a leotard and she's all ready for gymnastics!
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December 21st, 2011, 11:12 AM
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Wait...I'm still hung up on the Pixie Stix making something healthy. How is sugar in a tube healthy?

I once had a cheerleading coach who gave us the huge pixie stix to make us peppier. Totally reversed any eating disorders any of the girls on the team may have had [insert sarcasm here].

I'd pick gymnastics if it were my choice. If I have a daughter some day and she comes up to me begging to be in pagents, I'm not sure how I would handle that one. I guess we'll see if the day ever comes.
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December 21st, 2011, 11:30 AM
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I would rather my children do anything (and I literally mean just about ANY other extracurricular activity) over pageants, and I don't see much of a difference between glitz and natural. I think teaching your child that their looks are the best or only thing they have to offer is wrong and I don't want to send that message to my child.

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Wait...I'm still hung up on the Pixie Stix making something healthy. How is sugar in a tube healthy?

I once had a cheerleading coach who gave us the huge pixie stix to make us peppier. Totally reversed any eating disorders any of the girls on the team may have had [insert sarcasm here].
HA! That is funny that she gave you those. And I agree about the pixie stix. I can't think of a more unhealthy snack.
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December 21st, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Given the two, gymnastics for sure. That's a sport, and if I have to spend a lot of money, at least I know it's something my child would be able to stay healthy with for the rest of her life, if they kept up with it.

I've been watching the show Toddlers and Tiaras lately. OMG I can't believe what some of those parents put their kids through. Shocking to say the least.
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December 21st, 2011, 02:34 PM
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gymnastics hands down, not even a close call...i was on a gymnastics team until i was 14 and i was never told not to eat, quite the contrary the coaches want you having protein and a good balanced diet when you're exercising hard hours every day.
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December 21st, 2011, 04:25 PM
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Forget it, my daughter won't be doing either one. She'll be on my roller derby league's junior team
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December 21st, 2011, 06:02 PM
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I'd pick gymnastics because I don't think it's healthy to focus on looks, which glitz pagents do. Pixie Sticks are not healthy no matter if another sport doesn't eat or not, that doesn't magically make sugar tubes healthy. And I was in gymnastics, dance and cheerleading and we ate, we ate healthy balanced meals and exercised, kinda what you're suppose to do even if you play no sports.
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December 21st, 2011, 06:34 PM
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There's really no other way for my child to prepare for the real world, so I choose beauty pageant.
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December 22nd, 2011, 06:12 AM
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Well I kind of agree with that Tanya lady. I mean, I use pixie stix to make sure my kids aren’t abused too. I find that if I leave a pile in the living room floor I can pretty much do whatever - go out late at night drinking & leave them home alone unattended & sleep half the day away with a hangover. I can pretty much let the little one set in the same diaper all day long & save a few bucks as long as I keep a steady flow of stix on hand for them – then it’s all cool right? I mean, after all pixie stix = not abusive, right? Wait, is that right?

That woman is cracked.

I would pick gymnastics hands down. It’s a sport, not exploitation. I have NEVER heard of a child involved in sports being told not to eat or not being allowed to eat.
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December 22nd, 2011, 03:24 PM
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If I had a daughter, I would choose pageants over gymnatics. I mean gymnastics doesn't teach girls how to do an interview. You know the number one goal of a mom of a girl is to raise her to do well in interviews.
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December 22nd, 2011, 05:33 PM
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Well I kind of agree with that Tanya lady. I mean, I use pixie stix to make sure my kids aren’t abused too. I find that if I leave a pile in the living room floor I can pretty much do whatever - go out late at night drinking & leave them home alone unattended & sleep half the day away with a hangover. I can pretty much let the little one set in the same diaper all day long & save a few bucks as long as I keep a steady flow of stix on hand for them – then it’s all cool right? I mean, after all pixie stix = not abusive, right? Wait, is that right?

That woman is cracked.

I would pick gymnastics hands down. It’s a sport, not exploitation. I have NEVER heard of a child involved in sports being told not to eat or not being allowed to eat.
You could probably also leave them in a bumbo all day long too, as long as you have the tray attachment with pixie sticks on it.
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Just don't leave it on the table or on top of the fridge.
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I am seriously lmao right now.
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December 22nd, 2011, 09:59 PM
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I really don't think you can go wrong with either one. With beauty, you can pay the bills. If you are pretty enough, you can pay the bills for a long time. With flexibility you can also pay the bills. Strippers and porn stars put me to shame on what they bring home so I think in either case, my kid would be fine.
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December 22nd, 2011, 10:45 PM
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I really don't think you can go wrong with either one. With beauty, you can pay the bills. If you are pretty enough, you can pay the bills for a long time. With flexibility you can also pay the bills. Strippers and porn stars put me to shame on what they bring home so I think in either case, my kid would be fine.

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December 23rd, 2011, 07:27 AM
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How does beauty pay the bills? I mean know things like being pretty can land you a sugar daddy or modeling, if you have the body to match the face. I'm just trying to see how beauty can pay the bills professionally, that does not include some sort of selling of the body.
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How does beauty pay the bills? I mean know things like being pretty can land you a sugar daddy or modeling, if you have the body to match the face. I'm just trying to see how beauty can pay the bills professionally, that does not include some sort of selling of the body.
Well, she did use strippers and porn stars as the example so I don't think she meant um, professional like you're thinking
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