Hulaballoo · 26/01/2018 16:10
My Year 5 DD is feeling left out because the girls at school are watching Zoella and you tube... They're planning on what to wear to the school disco based on Zoella etc I know briefly who Zoella is and I'm happy to check out her channel with DD but there's a part of me that doesn't want to because I just feel it's encouraging her to try and fit it in based on appearance and things you own etc.... I don't want to stop her growing up but want her not to value herself on what others think...Etc Has anyone had experience of what to say and approach this kind of thing. My DD is almost 10, emotionally immature compared to her peers but had a huge heart and can wear it on her sleeve....
EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic · 28/01/2018 12:40
My DD watched Zoella for a while and was really into it. I think she grew out of it pretty quickly. The videos are quite repetitive and she just got bored. It’s fine to talk to her about not having to look a certain way to fit in. My DD usually goes to the school disco in jeggings, a tshirt and converse so that she can dance.
From when I’ve helped out, the girls that dress up often have the most rubbish time because their outfits aren’t conjussive to being on the dance floor and generally being 9
BaconAndAvocado · 31/01/2018 17:00
OP I know your pain!
My 9 yo DD went through a Zoella stage and I worried about issues like the obsession with appearance, dumbing down, consumerism etc etc etc
8 months later and she's no longer interested in Zoella. She enjoys Kids Youtube and all the obnoxious American kids TV shows but I'm learning to accept that this is just part of our kids' worlds.
Hulaballoo · 01/02/2018 15:28
Thank you both. I've just heard DD this week talk about kids you tube... Didn't even know it existed...I think I need to do some homework! 😕 dreading this growing up bit...
EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic · 01/02/2018 20:11
I’ve got an older one too and so far it’s ok. Things are different but lots of things are better. Don’t be too stressed about them growing up
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