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Should Children Be Going to Spas?

I'm fascinated by this story about parents who take their kids to day spas for massages, manicures and facials. “I got a massage and I loved it! It’s sooooo relaxing,” one 11-year-old girl said of her first spa experience, which she had at age 9. Do you think it's appropriate for third-graders and fourth-graders to have spa treatments?

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keiraz keiraz 10 years
I hate to see my brother's baby girl who's 3 years old gettin manicure and pedicure sometimes too, while I never did that her age! spoiled princess lol am worried for when she grows up she then turns into another Paris Hilton!
MamaD MamaD 10 years
OMG!! NO!!! I don't want to be with little kids at a spa, I want to relax!
Alexa-B Alexa-B 10 years
It depends on the age, i think anyone under the age of 11 shouldn't be allowed.
kalaloughary kalaloughary 10 years
ok I will say i have had to do facial on childen under 10 and it just makes me mad they have no wrinkle or skin problems and they get bored and figit I hate it don't waste your money really
Kerri1 Kerri1 10 years
OK. So, I guess we're weird in our family. My daughter and I have gone and gotten our nails done together several times. Is that a bad thing/ No. She likes her nails to be painted and sometimes it's nice to have someone else do it. It's only a few bucks for the kid mani/pedi at the local salon, so we go for it. And the spa thing? I can see us doing that eventually, too. It depends on the kid.
Tnkrbelli Tnkrbelli 10 years
Kids should be outside playing and exercising their imaginations....this is a total violation of that--unless your kid is practicing to become the next Paris Hilton princess. I say No no no to this.
haydee haydee 10 years
seriously?!
zephyrmori zephyrmori 10 years
i will not bring my child(in the future) to spa at the age of 11! i think that 15 is a more appropriate age to start bringing them to spa with me. and with the massage part, you can get massage from a chiropractor. and it works better because a chiropractor should know better :\
smart-blonde smart-blonde 10 years
Y'know, I'm fine with a home mani/pedi for younger kids. My mom and sisters and I all did that. A 9-year-old who is stressed out enough to need a massage, however, has many more problems than the general inappropriateness of kid spas. (And the way most kids "behave" these days, I would NOT want them anywhere near my spa!)
CamillaCat CamillaCat 10 years
I'm glad to see that the majority of people said no to this!
emososays17 emososays17 10 years
I definitely think the thought of kids getting regular mani's and pedi's along with massages is pretty odd. Who would spend that money on a kid who's going to chip the paint and probably isn't stressed out anyways? That being said I do remember when I was 10 or 11 having the worst growing pains in my back and being in a spa with my mom while she was getting her eyebrows done and begging for a massage cuz it hurt so bad. So I guess I could only reason a massage for a kid if it was medical.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 years
Hey, I have some designer clothing. It's not a ridiculous thing when the items are worn very often; you're getting the moneys worth for good quality. Having all designer clothing is a little crazy however some isn't horrible.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 years
I think treating them to a mani/pedi every now and then, is fine. However getting massages and facials are too much at that age. Although once their teens I think it would be nice to treat them to that.
alisaa alisaa 10 years
this is what rich people do when they have too much money to spend. some kids can barely even afford to eat everyday, and parents think its a good idea to send their kids to spas? its as ridiculous as buying kids designer clothing -_-
BelleRose BelleRose 10 years
I think maybe a manicure here or there at like 12 years old is okay. But spa services..no way. I just think it ends up making the kids spoiled because they aren't taught to work for something like that. Or I could just be completely jealous because I can't afford to go to the spa..lol.
designergirl designergirl 10 years
Waste of money. More importantly, though, we shouldn't be making young kids be so self-conscious and obsessed with their looks; they should be having fun and not worrying about how they look.
zc zc 10 years
no...a kid stressed, come on they must play like regular kids and be kids
Heather36782 Heather36782 10 years
My daughter is 10 and we had pedicures together and it was really fun but it isn't something we do on a regular basis. Just once this summer.
Porsche Porsche 10 years
Mani & Pedi once in a while is fine in my opinion. However, most of us go to spas to relax. My idea of relaxation is to be somewhere no kids are around. Kids cannot appreciate spa treatments. Kids should be taught to respect and value of money. I see so many kids from affluent families who don't believe they should even be given chores to do. We're bring up a generation of "give me" kids. This is why most kids nowadays believe they should be paid $100K without doing much work.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 10 years
Let me say my mom was guilty of this.... I began getting manis and pedis at 6 and perfessional hair styling around the same age.......... I didn't get the professional body massage and salt scrub until 16........ I think my mom did the right thing b/c she taught me how important it is to pamper yourself and make sure you look polished and put together...
rissamisa rissamisa 10 years
Kids getting spa treatments is ridiculous! They can paint their nails themselves if they want but weekly mani/pedi's for a 6 year old is absurd. They should be outside playing & having fun not focusing on how to improve their looks!
karisaamy karisaamy 10 years
I think that if they want a Spa day it should be at home with Mom - you can do the toes and finger nail then put on a face mask - why would you need anything else at that age???
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