Yi! I am writing you because I am not sure who else to turn to. My 16 year-old daughter shocked me yesterday when she gave me her Christmas wish list. My mouth hit the floor when I saw that she wants breast implants and collagen injections for her lips. Because she has done well in school I told she could have anything she wants for the holidays. She feels having the surgery will boost her self-confidence and image. She also says it will make her more attractive to boys. What do I do? I never break a promise, but having surgery is dangerous!
Slacker says that it bothers him that the daughter thinks that she needs to have bigger breasts and big lips in order to have better confidence. What Julia's done is put that thought in her head, and she can't just switch it all now and tell her daughter that that's not where confidence comes from. Steve's thinking that maybe her daughter is only saying that she wants these things for more confidence to get the plastic surgery to be more attractive for boys. Either way, he thinks that she can't go back on the promise now! A promise is a promise.
My concern isn't totally on having a dangerous surgery, although that is a big point. Not only are breat implants crazy expensive, I'd also be concerned about my daughter not wanting them in the future and requesting a reduction. And she also wants collagen in her lips?? No, thank you. If my daughter wants to make those decisions on her dime and once she turns 18, she can go for it. I don't want to be the one that opens a door to plastic surgery addiction. She'll be Heidi Montag before you know it.
What should Julia do? Should she let her daughter get the surgery for her good grades?