So, why do parents do it? Well it seems there's a condition called “Achievement by Proxy Distortion” (ABPD). Basically living vicariously through your child. It becomes a real problem when it develops into "pathogenic" ABPD. This is when the social and/or financial gains of the child’s achievements become the adults’ primary goals. Probably because mommy was a pageant princess once and wants her child to follow in her high heeled, big haired footsteps.
This is when the child's welfare becomes second priority. These kids spend endless hours working on hair, make-up and posture while the parents get them hopped up on pageant crack (Pixy Stix) so they don't lay down and wrinkle their dress or mess up their hair. And of course the kids can't be overweight, so they have to be on a strict diet. So they're starved, not only for genuine, loving attention but food as well. Some parents are even getting their daughters botox injections as early as eight years old. No wonder the world is in the shape it is.
Imagine the world we could create if all the time spent on teaching these kids to be self absorbed, superficial barbie dolls was actually spent teaching them to be socially responsible. Hmmmm... just imagine it!
In the new world, Child beauty pageants will not exist
AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!