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CECISMOMMY09 SparkPoints: (8,221)
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12/24/12 9:46 A

i have never thought about this before...my kid is clumsy enough! haha

LIBBYL1 Posts: 5,931
12/21/12 11:29 P

My daughter is 17. Despite all her begging, grouching, fury etc I only let her have high heels after she was 16 (and still only occasionally). Now she loves telling all her friends how strict her mother is. My rule after she was 16 was also that she couldn't wear them out unless she showed me that she walked tall - with no hips jutting out or body forward to try to balance.


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12/21/12 12:19 P

Since I wear high heels only occasionally due to the pain, I can't imagine why someone would want to wear them at all. But I didn't know what to tell my daughter.

@ONLYZOMBIECAT, that article you pointed to showed me some reasons why my daughter will have to wait. Thank you for that.

TREENERBEANER Posts: 162
12/20/12 11:24 P

My daughter is only 6. However, I don't see letting her wear heels until she is in her teens, except for play or in a wedding or something. I agree with the previous post that it gives a bad image. I want my daughter to maintain her innocence and remain a child for as long as is appropriate. It's sad how fast girls want to grow up these days, and look waaaay older than they are. I think it's hard to put an age on when something is or isn't appropriate because I really think it depends on the child's maturity and the situation in which it is being applied. :D

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,308
12/20/12 6:33 P

I would say to wait until later teens- 16 to 18 years- for healthy body development.
www.huffingtonpost.com/neal-m-blitz/girls-
high-heels_b_919484.html


My dd is 12 and also likes the idea of wearing higher heels but she will need to wait. I'm not going to have her deform her feet for life while they are still growing and also feel 3 or 4 inch heels create an inappropriate image for younger girls. There are plenty of attractive shoes with lower heels.

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12/20/12 11:02 A

I have an 11 year old daughter who loves all things girly - make up, dressing up, high heeled shoes, etc. I have let her wear high heels (3-4 inches) around the house, and now she is begging to wear them in public. FYI - I only wear heels like this once a year when I go to the annual Holiday Party.

So what do you think, how old should a girl be before she can wear a heel higher than 1 inch?

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