Tee (3.5 months old) and Nana (2004) – JUST LOOK AT HER HAIR!!!
You have no idea how much psychology is needed in convincing a hairy baby that she is just as beautiful as all those bald little children over there. Honestly, if you’ve had a hairy child, you’d know how insecure they’d get every time someone goes, “WOW!!! She’s hairy, isn’t she???!!!” and starts rubbing their hands over her arm.
Tee is a lot more confident with her hairiness these days but boy, have I worked hard at it’s not how you look that matters, it’s who you are that does…..
It is extremely important for kids of our generation to learn that. Even at this age, Tee comes home saying her thighs are too fat. Apparently, her skinny school friend teases her about her thighs. I’ve had to counteract that too. And who do all these mean children learn from? Their parents, of course! It’s a vicious cycle. Girl who teases Tee about having fat thighs wouldn’t have teased her if she hadn’t heard someone at home talking negatively about fat thighs.
It is of utmost importance that we, as parents, and as much as we hate our own thighs, to be extremely sensitive when it comes to our children. Especially our girls. Anorexia and bulimia are fast becoming rampant (although way far unreported) and the slightest feelings of insecurity may send your girls right down that path.
I personally know of at least 10 people who were or still is anorexic or bulimic and the only reason I know, is because they trusted me enough to tell me. Look around you. The healthiest looking, most successful woman that you have so much respect for could very well be bulimic. Nobody knows……but she is.
I urge you, parents, to be more sensitive towards your child’s upbringing. Love them for who they are, not what they look like. I truly love my girls, warts and all.**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.
She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.
A beautiful life without limits.
Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840