Farrah Abraham waxed her 3- yr-old daughter’s unibrow: no big deal or OMG?!

I rarely pay any attention to any of the Teen Moms or the 16 & Pregnant moms, so CB filled me on some background for Teen Mom Farrah Abraham. It seems that there were allegations of neglect against Farrah with regards to her now 3-year-old daughter Sophia, and CB was particularly disturbed when Farrah left Sophia with her (Farrah’s) mother, who is another dysfunctional, neglectful person. I also know that Farrah bought herself some big old fake bolt-ons as soon as that Teen Mom money came rolling in (in 2010) and she recently got $16,000 worth of plastic surgery (to her face). So, do you have an idea of what kind of person Farrah is? Because it’s about to get even better – and by better, I mean OMG.

These “Teen Mom” stars need to step away from their computers — with another one facing major backlash for something she posted online. This time around it’s Farrah Abraham facing the wrath of the Internet after a blog post where she describes trying to wax her 3-year-old daughter’s unibrow. Seriously.

“So here I am faced with a standout historical moment in motherhood when I can confirm to myself that my little, adorable,most cuddle-able cutie, baby girl has a Unibrow,” she writes of daughter Sophia on her Sulia blog.

“I felt bad for her so I told sophia of the little issue on her brow, and I showed her how I waxed mine off, so I tryed [sic] to wax her,” Farrah continues.

But it didn’t go as planned.

“the second a dab hit the Uni, she touch it with the towel she had in her hand. UHHH so now, wax was in the towel, and I yanked it back ASAP, but fuzz was not stuck to the wax stuck to her Uni,” Abrams writes. “OMG moment, So now sophia was freaking out, so I had to act like it was a cool science project to get the wax off.”

It gets worse.

With waxing clearly not an option, Farrah then found an alternative way to remove the “fuzz”: Tweeze it off while her daughter was sleeping.

“I got my tweezers and Pluck-pluck-pluck,” says Abrahms. “The next morning I showed her and told her how well she did and she didn’t even know, She was more intrigued now to be ok with upkeeping her non-unibrow. I could tell she was proud.”

And Farrah’s proud too — finishing her tale by saying “Ah I feel like a good mom:)”

But her fans don’t feel the same way, commenting like crazy on her post.

“Is this a joke? You attempted to wax your THREE YEAR OLD’S unibrow?! And then proceeded to tweeze it? Wow. Now that is parenting at its finest,” wrote one.

“You are teaching a three year old that there is something wrong with her. You should be raising up your child’s self esteem not beating it down, she will have enough people in her life do that,” posted another.

[From Too Fab]

I’m half-Indian, which means… lots of hair. If I left my eyebrows unplucked for a few weeks, I would not have a full-on unibrow, but my eyebrows would be TRYING to meet in the middle. Even as a young girl, I was self-conscious about my brows, and my mom taught me to pluck when I was probably… I want to say, like, 11 years old? Keep in mind I hit puberty early too – by the age of 13, I was already a C-cup! So, what am I saying? Even though I’m sure you can slam Farrah for being a bad mom about a lot of different things, I don’t have full-on hate for her for this one particular thing. She shouldn’t have tried to wax her 3-year-old, but I don’t see the big deal with plucking her little girl’s eyebrows. Does that make me a (hirsute) monster?

Photos courtesy of WENN, Farrah’s Twitter.

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  1. Skipper says:

    I find it appalling. But a uni on my kid would bug me too. I’m not dumb enough to broadcast it though. That’s the worst part.

    • T.C. says:

      Telling the whole world you poor child has a unibrow requiring waxing at age 3 is a really asswipe thing to do to that girl. Keep it private. When she gets a bit older her school mates will find this on the Internet. She will be made fun of.

    • anne says:

      That poor little girl looks like Michael Jackson’s youngest son. Honestly I don’t blame the MOm. I was plucking my daughter’s unibrow when she was about that age and that was 18 years ago. It was a game. She layed in my lap while I did it and got a treat when we were done.

  2. Sam says:

    I don’t think it’s the worst thing to do to your child in the world BUT it would be nice to see Farrah show this much concern to other aspects of her child’s welfare.

  3. carrie says:

    soon a nose job for the kid? a diet?
    if your mum can’t love you like you’re,how can you love yourself correctly?

    • Kiki says:

      I think she does love her. She just prevented years and years of bullying. I thought my mum didn’t like me because she made me go on a diet at a very young age but she was right! I wasn’t healthy and she knew it!

      • TQB says:

        THREE. She’s THREE. No three year old in the history of the world was ever bullied by her peers for having a unibrow!! Excess facial hair is not a health hazard, so this is nothing like your mother controlling your eating. And FWIW, look at how that turned out: you now think it’s OK to wax a 3 year old.

      • Kiki says:

        Hi TBQ:

        I believe this is a forum where everyone can express their opinions on many different stories.
        I strongly disagree with your comment and I do not have the pleasure of having met you so please tone down your attitude with me.
        I think Farrah did a good and harmless thing. I may be wrong so I’ll ask a professional later. I come from a different culture and that is my point of view. I am sorry you don’t like it so please, do not ever yell at me again because I haven’t been disrespectful to you.

      • Em says:

        Kiki, I am a family nurse practitioner. I don’t claim to know all the ins & outs of waxing, but I’m sure you realize that toddlers/ small children have much more sensitive skin than adults. Farrah could have seriously burned Sophia simply by using wax too hot for her baby skin or caused scabbing by incorrectly removing the wax/ ripping off skin. I’m sure Farrah didn’t take a class on waxing beforehand to make sure she was doing it correctly, either. This was just downright harmful and stupid, and I can’t imagine anyone defending her waxing a baby’s face. And don’t even get me started on the psychological ramifications! Three year olds know nothing of unibrows or bullying, so for Farrah to even begin to claim that’s why she did this is silly!

      • kimcheee says:

        @Em: You know, Em, the same Mother could have burned her baby’s mouth if she happened to overheat the formula too. Should formula and expressed breast milk be banned because of a possible mistake?

        How about banning children from being in the backseat since parents frequently leave them in the car on hot days because they forgot about them which is a fatal mistake…..

        Don’t be silly. Sure she COULD HAVE overheated the wax but it doesn’t really need to be hot and one would take care with a small child. Okay?

      • Em says:

        Kimcheee, what a silly argument. Formula is a necessity for the child to stay alive. What Farrah did was unnecessary grooming on a child who didn’t know she had a unibrow IF she even had one. Farrah saw a flaw in her daughter and instead of letting it be until Sophia is older or finding an alternate way to deal with it, chose to apply hot wax to her child’s face. Sophia didn’t understand what was going on and clearly wasn’t given a choice.

      • Em says:

        And Kimcheee, I doubt anyone ever grows up and says, “Damn! I wish my mother never fed me.” However, I would imagine that a person who grows up with facial scarring because their vain and inept mother went off half-cocked and waxed their face, would be mightily pissed.

      • kimcheee says:

        @ Em
        The child isn’t at risk of facial scarring and burns unless she’s an idiot and overheats the wax and then carelessly doesn’t notice. I don’t think you have an argument at all.

      • TQB says:

        @kimchee, there is plenty of televised evidence that Farrah is indeed an idiot.

      • Hakura says:

        Not to butt-in on your discussion… But I think the fact that the child freaked the moment it touched her skin *could* indicate it was too hot. (I have no idea, that’s just my interpretation of the story).

        @Kimchee – This is not meant to attack your argument, but the examples you provided really have nothing to do with this. Milk is a necessity, wax & the pain of hair removal..isn’t. The child had no say in the matter herself, either.

    • Brown says:

      Unfortunately this has the makings of an inferiority complex all over it. I love my mother and we have a great relationship, but the one black spot is that she constantly made/makes comments about my weight. This persisted through childhood, adolescence, and now into adulthood for me. I’m 24, and have some pretty serious body image issues, even though my body is relatively normal (size 12 US.) Anyway, I agree with this poster above. Farrah is already teaching her 3 year old that body hair is bad, her face needs help, etc.etc. I hope it doesn’t persist throughout her life, because no matter how much I love my mom, it is something I personally will never be able to forgive my mother for.

      • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

        I hope your mother doesn’t continue this behaviour towards you now and that she has learned how damaging such comments can be.

      • cv2 says:

        I hear narcissists are horrific mothers.

        In the case of same sex kids, they identify with the girl and try to absorb her whole identity.

        Those freaks who get bikinis for kids and this teenage, not too attractive, oversexed drama queen are going to give us some monstrous humans in a few years.

        I blame MTV. They could just play vids but choose to harm humans for fun and cash.

    • J7 says:

      Who said she didn’t love her child? How does wanting to remove your childs uni brow correlate with being unloved?

  4. Cinnamon says:

    waxing NO because as she found out, little kids move around a lot. I was burned by wax the first time i got my eyebrows done at 12 and had a nice pretty scab on my face for about a month in 7th grade.

    but i dont have an issue with plucking them a little. its not like she’s going for the chola look or anything

    • bk says:

      I agree. I don’t see the big deal. I never hear about people railing against mothers who get their children’s ears pierced at a young age. Do all those little girls grow up to think that they’re just not good enough without holes punched through their flesh? I doubt it. How about babies who get their foreskin cut off before they have a say in it? There’s a minor health risk reduction associated with the procedure, but please don’t pretend that aesthetics are never a part of that decision. Point is, parents do far more painful things to their children to make them “normal” looking. This chick might have issues, but this isn’t why. Maybe she wanted her daughter to be able to look back at pictures one day and think, oh I was a cute kid, instead of holy crap, I can’t take my eyes off my unibrow. Whatever her reasons, I just don’t see this as a big deal.

      • Em says:

        Personally, I am not a fan of ear piercings for babies or for circumcision. I don’t think a baby should have holes punched in her ears at 3 months because she doesn’t look feminine enough, or “it’s just SO cute!” IMO, a piercing is really something a person should decide for themselves. We wouldn’t think it was ok if, just as an example, moms wanted to start piercing their 3 month old’s nose, would we? I won’t even get started on circumcision. I’d be here all day writing an essay on the topic.

      • bk says:

        Hi Em, yeah me neither. It just seems like unibrow plucking is a relatively mild undertaking compared to the routine types of violence we visit on ourselves and our children.

      • Em says:

        I don’t think she should have plucked her eyebrows. She’s 3 and there are pics and videos of her all over the Internet. I haven’t heard a single comment prior to this about Sophia having a unibrow, and you know we would have because people are mean. This was a case of an obviously insecure young mom projecting her insecurities on her small child. I just don’t understand why there wasn’t more outrage that Farrah tried to wax the child first!! There are all kinds of dangers there, and most people are like, “Meh, that’s not too bad.” What the hell kind of parents are out there if forcibly having your face waxed at THREE isn’t considered extreme or harmful?

      • bk says:

        Okay, geez. Deep breath.

      • Em says:

        BK, sorry if I came across rude or ranting. I guess I just got worked up because it really bothers me when people do things like this to their children.

      • Leen says:

        Em, my mom got my ears pierced when I was a baby, and I actually find nothing wrong with that. Everyone I know does it, and if I hated the earrings so much I would have removed them at a later age. But I didn’t and I’m not exactly mad at my mom or anything or felt it was a traumatic part of my childhood. In fact I am kind of thankful I got them at an age where I have no memory of.
        As for the waxing thing, extreme, I wouldn’t do that on a child. I can maybe understand plucking but 3 years old is too young.

      • Em says:

        Perhaps it’s that my mother let me decide when to get my ears pierced, bit I am really bothered by piercing babies. It serves no purpose other than to be cute, none. I wouldnt say it is child abuse by any stretch, but it is something that I should think people decide for themselves. As to the pain/ remembering it, ear piercing is not very painful if you get your lobe pierced and take care of it properly. my point is a baby doesn’t know why it’s happening and obviously can’t consent.

      • NYCGAL says:

        EM AND BK-Circumcision actually prevents infections and other issues, especially in countries without adequate housing such as in 3rd world countries. There is a pleuthura of research out there.

      • Em says:

        NYCGAL, I work in healthcare (master’s in nursing and currently see patients of all ages). The research on circumcision is split pretty evenly. One of the reasons I said I wouldn’t get into it is because I know in some situations it has its merits. But for me or people like me, who have access to proper healthcare and would be willing to properly clean an infant’s genitals, circumcision really has no purpose other than aesthetic.

    • BestJes says:

      NYCGAL there is a reason the overwhelming majority of medical practitioners oppose genital mutilation.

  5. backwards says:

    “so I had to act like it was a cool science project to get the wax off.”

    oh dear. She is 3 years old! Way too young in my opinion.

    • Becky1 says:

      It’s really sad and disturbing. I’m sorry, but teenagers are way too young to have kids. Farrah is projecting her interests/concerns onto her 3 year old…she doesn’t understand that a 3 year old does not care that she has thick brows. Farrah is the one that’s embarrassed, not the little girl. It’s one thing if the child were a pre-teen but 3? She’s still a toddler.

  6. Wif says:

    That’s way too young to start with beauty grooming.

    That said, last year my daughter had to go on prednisone for 6 months. She was 8 and got very hairy, with a full on unibrow. I wanted to do something about it, but felt that if she didn’t notice, then my job was to pretend I didn’t see any difference. (Otherwise she’d want to stop taking the med, which was due to a life-threatening condition. Compliance was essential.)

    • Belle says:

      Good for you Wif! I think you took the right approach. If your daughter had been concerned and raised the issue, then ok, maybe try to do something about it. I hope she is doing okay!

  7. len says:

    Whenever I saw her on Teen Mom i felt so sorry for this child. Farrah spent all her time in front of the mirror and then complained when the little girl acted up, wanting attention ofcourse.

  8. Amy625 says:

    It’s one thing to do this for a pre-teen or teenager but much to young for a 3 year old. That’s ridiculous.

  9. daz says:

    People that get plastic surgery on their face, all end up looking ‘the same’. So ugly.

  10. Zoid says:

    The kid doesn’t even know she has a unibrow, or what one is! Way, way too young. Way to start the self conscious body issues right away Farrah!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      EXACTLY. I’m not a mom so I’m not going to get preachy about parenting techniques but how can one ignore the very obvious message that this sends to her daughter? She’s telling her that there’s something wrong with her and essentially teaching her to not accept herself at a very young age.

      It’s not like she’s 11 and has any awareness of what a unibrow is. Likely, this dumb teen mom was embarrassed by how her daughter looks and took it upon herself to “correct” what she views to be a problem. The worst part is that by her account, she seems to have hurt the kid. Wax can burn like hell.

      Again-this is why, as a general rule, children should not be having & raising children. This chick makes me mad.

      • Belle says:

        Kitten, in my opinion, you hit the nail on the head! This girl obviously has her own issues about appearance, and she was simply embarrassed by the eyebrow hair on her daughter… and wanted her to be ‘cuter’.

        Many (no, not all) girls who have babies at such a young age seem to look at them as accessories… wanting to dress them up and show them off. Very sad.

      • skuddles says:

        Exactly right OKitten! I believe she did it because she felt the unibrow reflected badly on her. My impression of her is that she is very vain, very appearance-oriented, and very immature. Three is too young to be waxing a little girl and instilling in her a sense of shame for something as natural as body hair. So she has a unibrow… BFD!

  11. Em says:

    This ignorant twat had no business reproducing. Waxing a three-year-old?! My Lord.

  12. Samigirl says:

    She’s teaching her daughter that there is something wrong with her. We know she’s got self esteem issues, she certainly doesn’t need to pass that down to her daughter. I think she’s disgusting.

    • Francesca says:

      I think so too! What does it matter what a three year old looks like? Seriously? It’s such an awful pressure to put on a little kid, that there is a right or wrong way for them to look.

  13. Erinn says:

    Thing is, if my child had a really thick uni-brow- I’d do something. Maybe not wax, but I’d pluck.

    If it saves them from getting picked on, then I’d want to do something so minor.

    Yes, it might be teaching a kid to be a little insecure, but so would the bullying. I know when I was in kindergarten kids made fun of another kid that had a uni-brow. In a perfect world, nobody would do that, and you wouldn’t have to pluck. But people like to point out flaws, and kids enjoy laughing at other kids. Doesn’t make any of it right, but it happens.

    • Belle says:

      Erinn, I agree with wanting to do something if it saves a child from being picked on. My issue with this situation though, is the little girl is only THREE YEARS OLD. Even if she is in daycare or early pre-school, kids at this age are usually not picking on each other over such issues.

      Besides, it seems fairly clear that this mom wasn’t worried about her daughter being bullied… in fact, she became a bully herself. She simply didn’t like the look of her daughter’s eyebrows and decided to ‘fix’ them.

      • Erinn says:

        I do get where you’re coming from Belle. I’m still not sure where I’d stand if it was my daughter. I wouldn’t want her to have to wait until she’d been picked on a lot before doing something… but 3 is very young. I think I’d hold off until she went to regular school.

      • Belle says:

        Erinn… I agree, and wouldn’t want to wait until she was being teased a lot. I would probably wait until she said something herself… either that she didn’t like it, or that someone had teased her about it. In either case, I would then try to explain that we are all different and have different types of hair… and that many women who have beautiful, thick hair often have fuller eyebrows, etc. I would try to explain that some consider this fuller hair of the eyebrows to be beautiful, and that I find her beautiful just the way she is… but, if it is making her feel bad, then we can remove it… and explain the options and the upkeep it will require. A three year old child cannot understand all of this. Maybe a 5 or 6 year old, if they are becoming bothered by the issue… but three? :(

  14. bar world land says:

    Seriously, what is wrong with this woman’s face?

    (Kiddo is cute though)

    • emmie_a says:

      Yeah sad that $16,000 worth of plastic surgery still doesn’t make her attractive. And she’s always described as a model??

      • Green_Eyes says:

        $16,000 worth of plastic surgery (any any Amount) can neither hide nor disguise the self absorbed & superficial ugliness inside… it always finds itself shining thru the face.

      • emmie_a says:

        Green_Eyes: Totally agree… Your comment reminds me of another reality *star*: Kate Gosselin. ugh.

  15. Joanna says:

    Eh, I’m ok with waxing the kid’s brow. Unibrows look funny. but this farrah chick is a model. But she doesn’t look like one to me. She looks like average mall girl. aren’t models a little more unique looking? not saying she’s ugly, but she’s normal pretty, not model pretty imo. she also seems very self-absorbed and b*tchy. nasty personality

  16. TorontoE says:

    I think the main difference between Kaiser’s story and this (besides 8 years) is that K felt insecure about her brows and plucking was a way to increase self confidence. A 3 year old (and her peers) are not conscious of their appearance or fitting in with a particular beauty mold, and by introducing waxing at such a young age it actually destroys self confidence. The mom just did this for her sake, she obv prizes looks above everything and she was embarassed of her daughter…that’s the saddest part.

    • lucy2 says:

      Agree completely – it wasn’t about helping her kid deal with an insecurity, the kid had no idea! It was all about her.
      Instilling that kind of thing in the mind of such a young kid is bound to create issues down the road.

    • Jacquie says:

      TorontoE – EXACTLY! EXACTLY! EXACTLY! Your comment is bang on. The child is 3!! My gawd, I can’t even fathom how this is defensible. (shaking my head…3 years old)

    • Nina W says:

      I agree and I’m shocked so many think this is ok or no big deal. No three year old needs to be told their appearance needs to be “fixed”. This is so superficial and shallow, I really feel sorry for this little girl, she is going to be raised to think that clothes and hair and make-up are all that matter. Women need to stop doing this to themselves and their daughters, call me a hippie but I think we need to learn to love our real selves not join the self-hatred bandwagon.

      • Ruby Red Lips says:

        Totally agree – I think this is completely unnecessary, but I think the absolute worst thing about this is that Farrah posted this all over Twitter which just humiliates her daughter, disgraceful parenting

  17. gg says:

    This is horrible. But if she just could not bear the sight of her daughter au naturel, hello, a quick and careful swipe of a razor would have been painless at least.

    • TrollyDolly says:

      If she shaved it the poor child would have stronger stubble regrowth which would have been far worse than a unibrow. Women should NEVER shave their facial hair. The regrowth becomes tough, wiry and bristle.

      • jacq says:

        actually that’s a myth.. when hair grows back it appears thicker because it is shorter and thus is temporarily at an angle. plus it has a blunt end. once the hair grows in completely it is the same thickness as the original hair.

      • Isa says:

        Shaving doesn’t change your hair besides making the ends more blunt. It doesn’t make it tougher or more wiry.

      • TrollyDolly says:

        I would beg to differ. I have SEVERAL friends who in the 1980s (with no access to waxing or Nair)decided to shave the downy hair on their upper lip. They got bristle and tough regrowth. As did my dear old Grandmother who literally had a beard at the end of her days as a result of shaving her facial hair… I kid you not..

      • BestJes says:

        You can beg to differ all you like but it’s simply physiology. Your hair follicle has no idea and does not care how hair is cut. Hair is not a living organism.

    • gg says:

      Okay I get it. It just seemed a hell of a lot less painful and/or dangerous than waxing or plucking. But mostly, she should just leave the little girl alone. Farrah has major, major issues.

  18. lflips says:

    She should be more concerned with other aspects of her daughter’s development than with the development of her unibrow. I’m sure her daughter wasn’t bothered by it because toddlers don’t bully other toddlers about things like unibrows.

  19. shewolf says:

    How is this a problem? It needed to be done and she did it. No kids no opinion.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      It “needed” to be done? No, it didn’t “need” to be done. A unibrow isn’t life-threatening or unhealthy-it’s not an illness that needs to be cured. It’s superfluous and inflicting pain on your child for superficial reasons is NEVER a necessity.

      • marie says:

        agreed.. I mean, I hate unibrows as much as the next person, but on a small child, who cares?!?

      • shewolf says:

        Not getting a bath or not brushing your teeth or hair aren’t life threatening either. Neither is circumcision but that gets done routinely. Point is, as a mother you take care of your children’s appearance. You pick dried boogers out of their nostrils, you pick the dry skin behind their ears, you cut their toenails, you clean poop out of their nether regions, you comb lice out of their hair (this one is so much fun) and you cut gum out of their hair. None of it is life threatening but you do it. I’d pluck a unibrow if one of my daughter’s had one.

        Its not like she was putting makeup on her baby or taking her for a tan. I think the only people who would think this would be wrong would be people who don’t have daughters.

      • Belle says:

        shewolf… fwiw I have daughters and I think it is wrong.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Shewolf-not getting a bath and not brushing your teeth can lead to body fungus and tooth decay which ARE health issues and CAN damage a child so your analogy fails here.

        A unibrow, like a moustache or any body hair is not dangerous to a child’s health. Cleaning poop and picking boogers–how can you compare that to waxing facial hair? Next, you’ll be saying manicures and pedicures are necessary for a baby. Hell, why don’t we just give our babies hair extensions and lip injections? I mean come on..DSS would likely take your kid away if you left her sitting in dirty diapers and living in her own filth but DSS isn’t going to intervene because your kid has unruly eyebrows. Waxing eyebrows is as superficial and superfluous as piercing a baby’s ears (which I personally wouldn’t do either). The things you mentioned qualify as NECESSARY care that you provide for a child that cannot take care of herself.

        Besides the fact that when you show your kid how to use a tissue to clean their nose or how to use a toilet, you’re TEACHING them how to take care of themselves. If you teach your child that they need to wax their body hair or dye their hair, or wear a certain type of clothes, you’re imposing social pressure and basically shackling them to a societal perception at WAY too young of an age. Why not let kids be kids? She can worry about facial hair when she’s old enough to understand it. She should be playing with toys and enjoying being free while she can.

        Oh jeez..why am I even bothering? If you don’t see why waxing a 3-year-old’s eyebrows is insane then I guess we just have to agree to disagree on this one.

      • shewolf says:

        I hear ya, its one of those arguments where you get two sides and nothing inbetween. Thanks for sharing anyways, ladies… I just don’t see how its going beyond regular cleaning and grooming of our children. I am a pretty ‘natural’ hippie kind of mother so don’t worry you wont see my baby girls with extensions and lip injections any time soon!

  20. LadyLupton says:

    My mum took me to have a nose job when I was 12. Also to prevent bullying. Ironically I then got bullied for having had surgery. I did walk away with a feeling that there was something wrong with me that only outside intervention could fix. That’s a big message to get in puberty.

    And she wouldn’t let me shave my legs until I was 18! Go figure!

    • Ace says:

      Wait-what!? You had a nose job when you were 12!? Is that even possible??
      That is illegal surely!

      • Belle says:

        I don’t think it would be illegal, if there is parent consent. Personally, I think most cosmetic surgeons would consider it unethical, unless the surgery is a septoplasty being done for functional reasons only. Most surgeons would not perform a rhinoplasty on a patient unless the nose and face has completed its growth… generally around age 15-16 for girls (and a bit older for boys). Doing so before this time can result in an undesirable outcome.

        I think most doctors will be cautious about performing a cosmetic surgery on a young person, even if fully grown, unless it is for a major abnormality. They would want to be sure they understand the risks of the surgery, along with the post-op care… and try to be sure they are not being pressured into the surgery by a parent.

      • LadyLupton says:

        It’s not illegal where I’m from if there is parental consent.

        And I agree, it was too early. Apart from the psychological consequences, my face wasn’t done growing and changing.

  21. Kittykat says:

    My son at 8 came to me and was ready to do something with his unibrow.
    Think she just should have kept her mouth shut.
    Common sense and courtesy keep it at home… too much is shared for her sake and obvisouly for her daughters.

  22. Annie says:

    A few weeks ago I saw a toddler with a mustasche and a unibrow. I mean she was like 2, tops. And people looked at her like “Yikes.” It was too much, poor baby. I guess as a mom you would think “Oh dear.”

    But there’s actual creams! You don’t need to pluck or wax a baby!! There’s hair removal creams that are painless and safe. Why would you be so desperate to have a flawless child that you would hurt them in the process?! Also there’s no way a child can sleep through brow plucking. I think she did wax it.

    • Erinn says:

      I wonder how safe they really are though. A cream is using chemicals to burn hair away. I’m 22 and I cannot use any hair removal creams – I break into a huge, itchy bumpy rash, and I can only imagine a child’s skin would be more sensitive.

      • Annie says:

        Nair hair removal for sensitive skin does the trick for me. And if you have very sensitive skin leave the cream half the time suggested. Instead of 7 minutes, try 3 or 4. For a baby’s unibrow 2 should be enough. And then just use a cube of ice if you see redness.
        I mean it’s not dangerous otherwise these creams would be banned. And you use them only once a month.

        Of course waxing is chemical free but a baby can’t handle that pain.

      • Isa says:

        There is no way I would use one of the creams around my baby’s eyes. Then again I wouldn’t use wax either! Too dangerous.

      • Pia says:

        “it’s not dangerous otherwise these creams would be banned”

        Ok I’m not trying to say Nair is going to kill anyone, but I think more people should take a hard look at all of the chemicals in our food, hygiene, and beauty products that are deemed “safe”. There are plenty of things out there that are safe and legal, but are essentially poison. This is not a nanny-state that bans all things unhealthy, and it is up to everyone to choose wisely for themselves.

  23. aims says:

    My issue with her is shes very vain. This is a girl who preferred to party, then be a mother. She had no real motherly intrest at all. She was a spoiled, entitled, bratty little girl who would leave her child as fast as she could. Shes a terrible, selfish human being. It doesnt surprise me that she waxed her little girls brows. As an adult women, i dread doing it, and have to amp myself up for it, because it is painful. I have issue with someone who is so vain, that they cant look deeper into a person and find out who they really are. Shes teaching her daughter that looks are the most important by her actions. Its really gross and, sadly not surprising coming from this sorry excuse.

  24. Marianne says:

    I don’t think it’s necessarily the act, it’s the age. She’s 3 years old and I think it’s too young for that.

    Now, if Sophia had been older and SHE wanted to do something with it, I don’t think it would have been a big deal.

  25. Bigchili says:

    I think there’s a huge difference between an 11 year old coming to a parent and asking about getting rid of a unibrow and a mother taking it upon herself to wax or pluck a 3 year old’s unibrow. The messages being sent are vastly different. The first is saying, I love you & think you’re perfect as you are but if it something you want then okay. The second is saying that there’s something wrong with your appearance that needs to be fixed. Which message would you want from your mom??

  26. Bigchili says:

    I think there’s a huge difference between an 11 year old coming to a parent and asking about getting rid of a unibrow and a mother taking it upon herself to wax or pluck a 3 year old’s unibrow. The messages being sent are vastly different. The first is saying I love you & think you’re perfect as you are but if it’s something you want then okay. The second is saying that there’s something wrong with your appearance that needs to be fixed. Which message would you want from your mom??

  27. cletus says:

    waxing a three year old? just how friggin bad was that unibrow, anyway? i’m sitting here really trying to decide if i would suggest waxing to my own daughter, who is 9. i don’t think i would. i think if she came to me and was all like WTF MOM, I GOTTA DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS UNIBROW ACTION, then we would, you know, handle it. but a 3 year old? naw… i don’t think so. i can’t even see that coming up in my mind, you know? LETS WAX THE BABY… just… no.

  28. truthful says:

    She is an idiot, the lil girl is 3

  29. judyjudy says:

    Sad. :-(

  30. Dani says:

    Maybe this makes me a horrible person but, currently pregnant, my husband and I decided if our child (if it’s a girl) has a unibrow, we will do something to remove it, if it’s very visible when she’s 3+. I know it’s a little rash, but it’s not wrong. You’re not teaching your child there is something wrong with them because every other female does it. Instead of approaching it like omg you’re so ugly, you can approach it in a smart way, like look honey mommy is doing it too, something to make her comfortable. Unless you tell her there is something wrong with her, it’s unlikely she’ll think so. I know everyone hates to admit it, but kids are cruel, I’ve seen kids get picked on because of a unibrow or mustache and it’s not something any parent wants their child to endure. You might think Farrah is a horrible mom, but I know a LOT of women who have waxed/shaved/plucked their daughters unibrow. They seem pretty unharmed.

    • Nina W says:

      This poor child is destined to be bullied because of her mother’s behavior and it’s not right to do this to a three year old. Three year olds don’t care about unibrows because they haven’t been taught to hate them yet. It’s very shallow to focus on something like this with such a young child.

      • Dani says:

        I get where you’re coming from, but if she also kept her unibrow, she would still be bullied. Kid can’t really win.

  31. MG says:

    I think 3 is young. I waited until my daughter was about 9 and I took her to get it waxed. I think wax is better than plucking. Just in the middle, one strip. No eyebrow shaping yet! 9 is also when she started shaving her legs. She hit puberty and the hair on her legs bothered hair so I let her shave.

    • Ace says:

      If you hit puberty at 9, i’m pretty sure you have a hormonal imbalance and you should get treatment for it.
      I have a friend who had to do that and it helped her a lot.

      • MG says:

        That is completely untrue. Do a tiny bit of a research and you’ll realize that. Early puberty can start at 8 (sometimes earlier, there is no magic number) and can include body odor, hair growth, etc. My daughter is now almost 11. She hasn’t had her period yet (thank God) but needs to wear deodorant, wants to shave and wears a sports bra.

      • Cazzie says:

        This is a growing phenomenon. Some people think it’s a problem, others don’t. In my opinion, hitting puberty at age 8 is disruptive for a girl’s development – in addition to the physical characteristics there are also emotional/intellectual aspects to puberty that she might find difficult to handle.

        However unless the parents make a fuss and say that they want the onset of puberty to be delayed by a few more years (and there are meds to do just that), the doctor will let it happen. There are so many 8-year-old girls getting body hair and their periods nowadays (thanks to the growth hormones and estrogen mimickers in the food supply) that it now falls within the 95% population measures – so it counts as “within normal limits” and the medical profession is like, “Eh”. The book “Girls on the Edge” by Leonard Sax describes this issue – he is one of the few MDs out there who seems to recognize the larger implications of why so many girls are hitting puberty so young.

        I know about all this because my stepdaughter, who is about to turn 10, has been displaying signs of hitting puberty for close to a year and I have been talking with her father about it.

        I mean, fourth grade just seems too soon to be dealing with PMS and menstrual cramps, you know? I think I learned long division that year.

      • Belle says:

        Cazzie, my daughter is almost 11, and technically ‘started puberty’ about a year ago. I would never have considered giving her a hormone therapy, along with the associated risks and side effects. 10 (or 9-10) may be a bit on the early side, but not abnormally so. Also, menstruation generally starts 1 1/2 to 2 years after some of the other puberty signs (such as ‘breast buds’). I’m crossing my fingers (and toes) that my daughter doesn’t start her period until after her current school year (5th grade), but we’ll deal with it whenever it happens.

        I agree with wishing puberty had waited just a bit longer… but giving hormones to delay it isn’t something to be taken lightly either unless puberty begins really early… such as Precocious Puberty, which is when puberty begins before the age of 8 (in girls). In these cases, it isn’t only the trauma and/or hassle of having to deal with puberty at a young age that is of concern, but other effects, such as to overall growth, which can be stunted. Also, in some cases of Precocious Puberty, there may be an underlying disease and/or condition causing it.

      • Cazzie says:

        I agree with everything you’re saying.

        I’m not planning a medical intervention for my stepdaughter or anything like that, it was just a concern when she started developing breast buds at age 8. Thankfully, things seem like they’ve slowed down since then and she is busy just doing her thing. As she told me recently, “Fourth grade is awesome!”

      • fabgrrl says:

        This isn’t just a new phenomenon. My second cousin, now in her early thirties, began menstruating at 8 years old. She said her mom did the same thing.

      • MG says:

        I’m in my late thirties and was a late bloomer getting my period at 13. But all my friends got theirs at 11 or 12. My mom who is in her 60′s got hers at 12. Like Belle said, the first signs of puberty start 2 years before you actually get your period. So 9/10 seems like it’s been a “normal” age range to start puberty for quite awhile.

  32. anotherrandom says:

    They make face razors that don’t hurt at all and are much better than waxing or plucking a 3yr old’s hair. I agree that she just shouldn’t have broadcast it.

    • TrollyDolly says:

      Shaving a 3 year old’s face would have FAR worse results – tough bristle regrowth would emerge and the poor child would be disfigured. Women should never shave facial hair (let alone a child’s face)

      • emmie_a says:

        TrollyDolly: While I don’t think you should be doing anything to a 3 year old’s unibrow, you are not going to disfigure anyone or anything by shaving. please.

      • TrollyDolly says:

        Disfigured may have seemed a tad excessive – but believe me shaving a 3 year old girls face would be catastrophic for her as she got older

      • Cazzie says:

        My Mom’s best friend, who is of Armenian descent, started shaving her moustache in her early twenties, and because of the coarseness/stubble issue has been shaving her face daily now for the last 40 years. Forty. Years.

  33. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    I’m surprised no one has brought up piercing baby’s ears yet – that is very painful and a lot of people do it. Whether you think that’s OK or not is a personal choice..anyway, I don’t see the harm in the eyebrow thing. I agree waxing wasnt the best way to go about it, but I dont think the intentions were harmful. For starters, a 3 year old is not intelligent enough by that point to think ‘Mommy is messing with my eyebrows bc there is something wrong..I must be ugly’ ..I could see that thought process coming at a later age, but by then (like 5-6) the kid would be used to it and not think anything about it. Also, kids do get picked on about things like that..and in retrospect, she will probably appreciate her mother doing that later in life so when she looks back at pics of herself, she won’t see a unibrow in all of her childhood pictures..JMHO..but doesnt mean i agree with even 10% of what the moms do in ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ that stuff is redic.

    • emmie_a says:

      But her intentions are harmful if she is teaching her daughter that looks are more important than other things.

    • mel says:

      Totally agree! I am pretty hairy (with dark hair so it shows) and am super self conscious about my eyebrows. I remember getting made fun of really young, 4 I think, so my mom started to tweeze the unibrow part. I didn’t start getting them shaped and stuff until I was older though. Little kids are brutal with honesty so I think she’s helping her kid out. Waxing to start out was just dumb though because obviously a three year old won’t understand, but tweezing is way less painful than ear piercing. In fact my mom wouldn’t even let me get my ears pierced until I was 7!

  34. Belle Epoch says:

    If I’m not mistaken, this is the moron who said she thought she could not get pregnant until “”her eggs woke up after college.”

    Basic issue here is sheer stupidity. She wants the child to be a cute accessory like a puppy.

    Madonna’s daughter Lourdes had a caterpillar brow for years. Nobody attacked her with tweezers while she was sleeping.

    I also don’t believe ANYBODY could sleep through that – it hurts!!!

    • TrollyDolly says:

      But don’t you remember all the vicious commentry online about Lourdes when she was only 7/8 years old? The poor child was mocked for her unibrow and Madonna pilloried for “allowing” it.

      • Isa says:

        I remember the comments and how people thought Madonna needed to do something about it.

      • hatsumomo says:

        You really think with as strict as Madonna is reported to be she’d let her small daughter unsupervised online?! Seriously? This is from a woman who doesnt allow TVs in her house and makes her children adhere to a super strict vegan/gluten-free micro-whatever diet. Whatever Madonna is, and Id be the first to cast stones at her, I think she is a great mother to her children.

      • judyjudy says:

        Maybe the problem isn’t a girl with thick brows or a mom who cherishes her child’s face and choices…Maybe the problem is a superficial culture that is “bothered” by the way another person looks, the way a CHILD looks. Anyone who would take issue with the way my baby looks isn’t someone whose opinion I would care about.

      • TrollyDolly says:

        I am not for one moment advocating hair removal from a child’s face. I think it is barbaric. I also think it teaches a child that they are not good enough exactly as they are. I certainly admired Madonna’s stance at the time, especially as the online coverage was vitriolic.

        Granted if a child comes home from school feeling self conscious and asks for the unibrow to be removed that is a different matter.

    • Lisa says:

      Noooo no no, did she really say that? REALLY? I weep for the future.

  35. Lori M. says:

    She probably did the waxing and tweezing right after the teeth whitening treatment. These idiot teen moms think they are preening a baby doll. I remember the scene where she let the little girl play with Comet cleanser and bathe in the hot sink by herself (and the daughter burned herself!) Farrah is an awful mother!

  36. Lexi says:

    I don’t see what the big deal is. Maybe tweezers would have been more effective but if my kid had a uni brow I’d do something about it as well

    • lettylynton says:

      I agree! I hate seeing little girls with uni-brows and mustaches. I would have done something about it, too.

      • Ruby Red Lips says:

        Yes and you both would probably agree with allowing the little 7 year old with thin lips some injections to give her a ‘trout pout’ just beacuse ‘I don’t like thin lips on a kid – its no big deal’

        WTF is wrong with you all when its fine to change a toddlers appearance rather then worrying about the real important things you should be teaching the child, not that her eyebrows made her ‘ugly’ and appearance is all that matters

  37. Belle Epoch says:

    I think it’s the whole picture that is disturbing, not just this one incident. This mother is careless and also put a shocking amount of money into her pathetic looks instead of planning ahead for the child’s education, housing, childcare, you name it. Her priorities should have changed once she brought a new life into this world.

  38. Tazina says:

    The peers aren’t the problem. It would be older children and adults who would ridicule her. No little child needs that. It’s not a big deal. It’s not like the mother was dying her hair or slathering makeup on her so she could parade her around on Toddlers and Tiaras.

    It’s the bullying that would make her feel insecure, not a little plucking.

    • Ruby Red Lips says:

      What sort of adults do you know that would tease a 3 year for having a unibrow?!

      You may need to get some new friends!

  39. Asdfg says:

    I would hate to grow up knowing my mother waxed my eyebrows when I was a baby 3year old. She is definitely NOT mother of the year..

    • Asdfg says:

      And yes, I had a unibrow. When I was 11 I accidently shaved half my brow off the day before picture day because my mother wouldn’t let me wax. LOL :P

  40. G says:

    I thought I would have to wax my baby’s eyebrows by 5yrs. She’s 7 1/2 and I just can’t see anything but how beautiful and perfect she is.

  41. hatsumomo says:

    You know who did it right when it came to her daughter’s grooming? Madonna, though I hate to admit it. She was pretty adamant about not letting Lourdes color her hair, pluck/wax/tweeze until a certain age when she felt Lourdes knew what she was doing. Did Madonna care and love her daughter? I think yes. Did she give a shit about what OTHER people thought about her daughter? Hell no. I think it helped shape Lourdes into the stellar young woman she is.

    • Cazzie says:

      I read an interview with Madonna – I think it was in Vogue – where she described her childraising tactics and how she dealth with the fact that she grew up without much money but her children ahve so much. At the time, I thought it was all a bit over the top.

      Madonna said that her children were required to pick up their rooms and put away all their toys and clothes daily, and that whatever was left on the floor got taken away from them.

      Then she said that this policy meant that sometimes, Lourdes had only one outfit to wear (!) because she hadn’t picked up her things. Madonna wasn’t kidding.

      Now it’s ten years later and Lourdes seems to have grown into a young person who can actually write with proper grammar and hold down a job….so maybe Madonna was onto something there.

  42. s says:

    I too am sympathetic to the waxing thing. Unibrow would be tough on a kid in social situations.

    • Belle says:

      Given that the child is only three years old, I think the only person having difficulty ‘in social situations’ with the little girl’s eyebrows is her mother.

      Seriously, I’m all for some brow grooming… but not until a child is old enough to even be aware of what the ‘issue’ is.

  43. Rachel says:

    She is an ugly, vile person all-around. I can’t believe how disgusting she is! Even though unibrows aren’t socially accepted, she should’ve accepted it – at least for now. She should’ve let her daughter decide she didn’t like it and wanted to fix it. As it is, I’m sure the unibrow bothered Farrah more than Sophia. And it isn’t just the attempt at waxing and the successful plucking that bothers me, but the fact that she views this as being a good mother when, in reality, she sending her daughter all the wrong messages. In what world is this little girl going to grow up to have a healthy self-esteem and body image? Poor Sophia…

  44. natalina says:

    BIG DEAL when 1 hair is waxed, 6 come to the funeral

  45. GossipG says:

    Well she gonne need a hell lot of waxing before its really fixed,but that beside..I hate Farrah…from the first time i saw her, i hated her.She’s ugly from the inside, witch makes the outside horrific.But where is UNICEF,warchild, all the child aid organisations, pls save this child!!

    • Asdfg says:

      CPS will be called on her. She just announced to the world she purposely inflicts pain on her baby. Ugh, smfh. No words or sympathy for her..

  46. kimcheee says:

    I’d rather see the kid have her unibrow waxed (not as bad as scraping a knee) than eat at McDonald’s every day. I was such a hairy beast at 8 – that my Mother taught me to shave my shins. She was NOT over-reacting. I was tired of hiding my fur under socks. I still wish I could sue my hairy parents for breeding. I’ve spent more on lasering and waxing than a transvestite. o_O

  47. Chrissie Malcolm says:

    Dear God! When will it end. This moron, who doesn’t deserve the privilege of having a child, inflicts pain on a toddler because she has a “unibrow”? First of all, the three year old would be blissfully unaware she had a “unibrow” (if she even did) and this moron who dares to call herself a mother begins a lifetime of self-consciousness for her child by telling her she is flawed. Then she (ineptly) goes about the process of removing the supposed flaw in as painful a way as possible. I reiterate – she doesn’t deserve the privilege of being a mother. Heaven only knows what else she’ll inflict on this poor child in the future.

    • Em says:


      • amber says:

        When I was a teenager, I knew an amazing girl whose mom waxed off her unibrow (when she was about 14, mind you) right before school pictures. She grew it back afterwards, saying, “I like it. It keeps my nose warm.” She has worn it proudly ever since and is 26 now. She considers it an expression of who she is and I love her for it.

    • Ruby Red Lips says:

      Agree totally, and then she posts it all over the internet to cause her daughter nothing but humiliation and sees nothing wrong in doing any of this – absolutely disgusting

  48. KellyinSeattle says:

    Waxing a three year old is a little bit excessive/over the top, but this is coming from a young woman who got plastic surgery. Plastic surgery? She’s how old? Give me a break…kids are going to know that she waxed her uni and will make fun of her later.

  49. Denver Danni says:

    My partner is Moroccan, and the nieces and nephews who are not mélangé (mixed) have some serious facial hair (boys and girls). My stepson has fared well so far but he’s had a mustache since infancy. My sister who is so fair she’s translucent had a serious unibrow as a kid. I don’t think it’s a big deal – it drives me nuts. I think she was dumb to try to wax, but plucking isn’t so bad. This is like 1/1000th of what they do to kids in pageants. I think if it stops there its totally fine.

  50. Katija says:

    Don’t feel bad at all. I’m Russian and started getting my upper lip hair waxed when I was nine or ten. I hate Farrah like poison, and if she had shaped her daughter’s brow, I would have my judge face on. But just cleaning up a uni-brow isn’t cosmetic as much as it’s corrective. Hell, I know some butch guys who are the polar opposite of metrosexual who clean up in the middle. It’s correcting something that is very unsightly.

    Plus, the longer you pluck/wax, the more likely the hair is to eventually stop growing all together. Believe it or not, my upper lip has become incredibly sparse from doing it for so long now.

    • Belle says:

      Big difference between a 3 year old and a 9 year old. At 9 or 10 you were very aware of the hair, and understood the reason and process for removing it.

      Also, comparing a 3 year old child to a guy with an ‘unsightly’ eyebrow issue? WTF?

  51. TheTruthHurts says:

    This woman Farrah frightens me. Her behavior & actions we witnessed on Teen Mom, etc remind me so much of what we have heard/seen about Casey Anthony, down to the overbearing volatile relationship with her own mother. I worry about Sofia’s safety being with an obviously irresponsible and immature mother as we all know what happened to Caylee Anthony. Not to mention, what she is going to do to Sophia’s self image if at 3 years old, the daughter is already being told she doesn’t look right because of a unibrow.

  52. Jess says:

    My opinion is that this is none of our business, and Farrah shouldn’t have made it our business. If the uni-brow was bugging Farrah, and she felt it had to go, that’s her prerogative as the child’s mother, as long as it wasn’t abusive, which I don’t think it was. Mom’s make decisions about clothing and hairstyles and many other vanity type issues with kids.Plucking a few hairs from a unibrow isn’t a big deal.

    • Nina W says:

      Putting hot wax on a 3 year old’s face is abuse.

    • Ruby Red Lips says:

      Agreed Farrah was completely in the wrong for posting this all over the internet – this will just result in complete humiliation for her child & obv Farrah doesn’t see anything wrong with this which is disturbing

      But I disagree that this should have been done at all on a 3 year old that is barely a child – what on earth is this teaching her

  53. Jamie says:

    I honestly see nothing wrong with it. I say good for you farrah! yes, You want your child to grow up with good self esteem . . .a part of that self esteem thing is looking good. You look good, you feel good. I teach my four year old the same thing. She doesnt; have a unibrow but I have been tempted to wax them to get them in shape. It makes her feel pretty so there is nothing wrong with it. My 4 year old daughters favorite saying . . . “beauty is pain”. She repeated this to herself when she got her ears pierced a year ago at the age of three. Nothing wrong with teaching the kid about the real world! Good for you farrah!

    • Em says:

      I seriously hope this is a joke. If you’ve raised your child to say “beauty is pain” at four, I question your ability to parent.

    • Nina W says:

      If your self-esteem is based solely on your appearance you have no self-esteem.

    • Ruby Red Lips says:

      This has to be a joke, otherwise you are raising shallow, vapid vain children who will only think looks and beauty (of the plastic kind) are what is important in life

      You need to get some help with your parenting and some advice on what a parent should be doing when raising their child as you are making disgusting and awful decisions – poor children

  54. Lori M. says:

    What an awful mother! She sits on the couch while her daughter is in the kitchen sink taking a bath ALONE & burns her hand with hot water?!

  55. Suze says:

    She was a teen mom?

    She looks thirty in these photos.

    Leave the kid alone. Pluck in a few years.

  56. Anna says:

    omg. it’s disgusting. waxing a 3 year old. next they will be doing plastic surgery at age five. and what;s wrong with a unibrow anyway? some are beautiful, lighter softer hair in the middle.

  57. Violet says:

    Honestly, as a kid with a genuine unibrow (they not only meet in the mididle, the middle goes down the bridge of my nose!), I’d thank her. I was mercilessly teased – trust me, other kids notice something like that immediately.

    • Em says:

      I can understand not wanting to be teased, but Sophia has lived her life in the public eye. No one has commented on a unibrow that I’ve seen. Even if she did have a unibrow, do you honestly think an improperly applied at-home wax was the best solution? Sophia could have been burned, scarred, or had damage done to her eyes. This was a plain dumb decision on Farrah’s part.

    • anneesezz says:

      Really, kids notice? So the other toddlers at the Gymboree are checking out your unibrow? And now you aren’t getting inviting to the big shin-dig at Chuck-E-Cheese this weekend? Give me a break! This is so ridiculous. Anyone that doesn’t not think this is borderline abusive is as delusional as the Teen Mom who did this to her poor daughter.

  58. Holden says:

    Ugh, I can’t stand this person and her vapid decisions.

  59. Jub-Jub says:

    I’ve watched about two seasons of Teen Mom. All Farrah does is look in the mirror and complain in that nasal voice of hers. The way she treats her parents as well is disgusting.

  60. lady X says:

    Let me just say this ….. Kids are cruel and will pick on you for anything… i was VERY skinny growing up which is considered to be ideal … and I got teased by fat kids… I got teased by people with horrible acne and I have always had great skin … i got teased cause my boobs did not grow till i was in high school … my point is you have to teach your children that people bully and tease you because they are insecure .. PERIOD … bullies have been around since David and Goliath yet all of a sudden people can not deal
    with it ….. Teach your kids …. stop being lazy …. Her waxing her kids hair is no different than black sistas perming their daughters hair so it can be straight …. it is teaching them early on that they have issue when in actuality you have the issue… She is 3 … she will look totally different in another 3 years …. she is growing and changing period ,… it does not matter if your kid is ugly … as long as they are healthy … they are babies … period … Always remember you are your child’s first teacher … and no matter what you do you are in fact teaching them … be it negative or positive … you are teaching them ….
    Now ear piercing is not the same .. that is a decor thing … and believe me it makes very little difference to girls …it is not a vanity thing .. it is like nail polish only more painful …Believe me the kids could care less if you have your EARS PIERCED …
    Circumcision came from the Jews and in Africa as a religious right of passage … it later was adapted by the western world as a clean thing …. again that is a health issue and NOT a vanity thing as i have yet to met a man who walks around with his penis on display … The waxing and hair removal on a 3 year old is RIDICULOUS !!!!! She is THREE and who is to say that when she reaches the age that people even give a damn that it will be an out of control thing … her hair is still growing and developing … come on people … you can not be serious .. this is the same forum where people screamed at Victoria Beckham for wearing heels caring her daughter but it is ok to WAX or PLUCK a babies eyebrows because the MOther is insecure about it

    • Em says:

      Circumcision for Jews comes from the Torah, and while I may not agree with it, I do try to respect some of the decisions made for religious purposes. Same with Muslims–it isn’t in the Quran, but they do derive their reasoning from the same passage Jews do. In Africa circumcision is encouraged because it can decrease the likelihood of contracting HIV or infections due to lack of hygiene. Again, I have no quarrel with this as it’s a legitimate way to decrease illness. However, in the US, upwards of 80% of males are circumcised, and that is mostly because people think it looks better or they want their children to look like their fathers in that region (why that matters is lost on me). With the access to healthcare and knowledge about hygiene and condoms in the US, we shouldn’t be looking to Africa for our reasoning to circumcise. Matter of fact, most European countries don’t have widespread circumcision (in some countries the rate is 1-2%) and they don’t have these horrible infections that people want to hold up as reasoning for circumcision. The WHO says that there are benefits in places like Africa or for penile deformities but they don’t encourage universal circumcision. It is not necessary. It’s painful and your baby can’t consent. It takes a major decision out of your child’s hands, and once made, is likely never to be reversed.

      I do agree with what you’ve said about the waxing though. Farrah is teaching her daughter that there is something wrong with her from a very early age and it is disgusting. Ugh.

      • lady X says:

        Circumcision here is done because people think it is healthier …. Not because of how it looks … whether it is true or not about it being healthier is another story … I have a twin brother and he was circumcised when we were born and it had absolutely nothing to do with vanity or religion as i was raised a baptist christian … It had to do with health … so i do not like to make general statements about what folks do now… NEVER met one mother who circumcised her son due to VANITY that is a new one for me ,.. I believe you but never heard of it … Also you said the same thing in your first statement that i said … it started out as a religious thing that the west adapted … in African Muslim culture it was a right of passage .. that is FACT … A lot of things we practice in this country are from religious origin .. just is

      • Em says:

        Not arguing just sharing personal experience, but when I was working on my masters, I was a nurse in an OB/GYN practice. You wouldn’t believe the people who said the way a circumcised penis looks was the deciding factor to have it done for their babies on the way! It’s actually how I became so interested in the topic (I’ve always been interested in the whole informed consent thing and I guess it just snow-balled).

      • marie says:

        for reasons I don’t remember (I know it wasn’t cosmetic) my dad had to get circumsized later in life, and he said it was porbably the most painful thing he ever went through, and he went through multiple surgeries..

        fact is, you won’t remember the pain as a baby-but you will as a grown man.

  61. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Waxing bad. Plucking not so much. My stepson has serious unibrow & his mom didn’t take him for waxing until he was almost 12. I would’ve started plucking just before kindergarten if he was my kid. It’s not cute & kids are mean.

  62. amber says:

    my mom showed me how to put on (age-appropriate) makeup, tweeze my eyebrows, and shave my legs, and for these things I thank her… but it was also around the same time I needed her help in buying a bra, which puts me at about 13. I have a 2-year-old and I consider my job as a mom to be providing her with food, love, potty-training and toothbrushing-training, and maybe it’s judge-y to criticize another mother’s choices… but for my part, the only “cosmetic” things I inflict on her are cutting her bangs when her hair gets in her eyes. I can’t imagine giving painful beauty treatments to someone who isn’t old enough to feel self-conscious.

  63. Anastasia says:

    She used hot wax near a toddler’s EYES for something the kid wouldn’t even NOTICE for years.

    Dear God.

    And the fact that so many people commenting aren’t the least bit bothered by it is disturbing.

  64. c'est la vie says:

    Wtf is she wearing in the last pic?

    I’d be afraid of her waxing my brows – she looks a little off.

    Well, more than a little off…

    Which just reminded me of the immortal phrase “wax on, wax off” from the Karate Kid. Hope the kid still has some brows. Nothing says love more than your mother giving you a brow wax. And tweeze. At the age of three.

  65. sarah says:

    Are you bonkers? Or is this another example of a nutjob American?
    Leave the kid alone. It’s so odd and wrong it’s hard to even comment.
    Let her go, yes she might be bullied, but everyone does at some stage, you suck it up and move on.
    Seriously the world is so superficial today. There is less depth than a puddle.
    You people who agree with even plucking, are as mad as snakes.

  66. Celt Lady says:

    Forget the imagined unibrow and get rid of the pacifier! Few people care about a unibrow, especially on an infant which
    she must still be based on the pacifier.

  67. Ruby Red Lips says:

    I am astounded at how many people on here think its perfectly acceptable to wax a 3 year old child…

    What is wrong with you???!! A 3 year old child is barely anything more than a toddler and certainly not in need of ‘beauty treatments’

    & then to plaster it all over the internet for long term humiliation & people on here still think Farrah did nothing wrong!!?!

    Jaysus, absolutely disgusting!!

  68. paranormalgirl says:

    As a psychiatrist, I can pretty safely say that the child won’t be psychologically scarred from THIS occurrence, but putting a priority on physical appearance from a young age can really skew a child’s self-esteem as she grows up. This woman seems to be projecting her image issues onto her child and that’s just not right.

  69. Listerino says:

    Well I don’t approve of waxing she’s too young for that but I don’t see anything wrong with plucking a few hairs if she’s concerned with how people will view her daughter etc.
    However I really don’t like the girl to start with. Watching the show I cannot STAND the way she disrespects her parents. Everything that comes out of her mouth around them is hurtful or mean, even when most of the time they’re just trying to be normal concerned and loving parents. She’s a selfish brat.

  70. Runs with Scissors says:

    Can’t BELIEVE how many people on here are ok with this.

    Our culture is soooo f*cking shallow, it’s truly frightening how bad it’s gotten.

    Women are told by men and cosmetics companies that having natural body hair is ugly and dirty and vaginas are ugly and dirty and BAM, we become ashamed of our own little girls??

    We rip our hair out by the roots and worry about it constantly? Ridiculous.

  71. paranormalgirl says:

    I dunno, Runs With Scissors, I pretty much don’t care about my stray eyebrow hairs. The little moustache bugs me a bit, though.

  72. Bazza says:

    I think her time would be better spent painting with her daughter or sitting on the floor rolling a ball or a million other things that her little girl would love and would help her develop. God forbid her daughter falls and ends up with a scar will she cover it with make up. We are all made in various shapes and sizes its whats inside that counts.

  73. A Fan says:

    More like OMFG.

    Do we really need to spell out the negative body message that sends?

    This coming from a woman who redid her f-cking face, however, doesn’t surprise me.

  74. mysteelark says:

    FYI if you look back at old episodes of Farrah, she is all over sophia for what she eats and does keep her on a “diet” of sorts. She is the one who makes comments to her about things other kids will say to and about her. I also can’t see that she would be bullied for the eyebrows, but she will be bullied when her peers get old enough to know about her mom and the things she’s done. I know people shouldn’t talk baby talk to their kids but she talks to sophia like she’s 13 and understands, they got a puppy and Farrah got upset it acted like a puppy and didn’t come knowing what to do and gave it away