Back to School Supply List – Paper, Pencils and Plastic Surgery

I posted an article last week about a girl who received plastic surgery with help from a non-profit group. This group helps kids who have been bullied because of their looks to get plastic surgery to correct whatever is “wrong” with them. While I applaud the group wanting to help in my opinion, this is a slippery slope friends.

I came across this infographic today and it proves my point. Look at some of the “findings” that this survey posts: The number of high school plastic surgery procedures has risen 30% in the past 10 years… Some high school graduates would rather have a breast implants than a new car, and so on.

Kids being bullied because of their appearance is hard on a parent. I get it. But what are we teaching our kids by willingly altering their appearance so that they are accepted? Do parents REALLY think that by getting their kid a nose job or a boob job that the bullying and the ridicule are just magically going to go away? It might, but I’m willing to bet that it’s going to take moving to a new school and some therapy in addition to the surgery.

Do you think I’m being too harsh? Is this a case of “walk a mile in someone’s shoes” situation for me?

I would love to hear any and all comments and feelings on this topic.

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cosmetic surgery the new back to school trend
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Ten to Twenty Parenting was created as an honest resource for those of us parenting kids between the ages of 10 and 20. Our needs are so different and the issues much more complex than diaper rashes and playground tantrums.

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Ten to Twenty Parenting was created as an honest resource for those of us parenting kids between the ages of 10 and 20. Our needs are so different and the issues much more complex than diaper rashes and playground tantrums.

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