The way we communicate with kids can impact their ability to learn, listen and respond to us. In this series, psychologists, educators, and childcare experts answer our queries on communicating with children across various topics, from death and mortality to sexuality, mental health, finance, and more.
If your toddler has been sneaking into your makeup bag, making a wreck of his or herself with your eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, and eyeliners… you’re not alone. It’s completely natural for a child to want to imitate their mum doing something, that looks, fun.
But for you, it can feel conflicting. The last thing you want is your children to feel they need to cover up flaws, or that you use makeup because you are not happy with how you look (even if that may be the case).
To get an idea of the best way to approach the topic of makeup, in particular with younger children, we speak to behavioural therapist and counsellor Xin Xuan who practices at MindfulBear, as well as Dr Kelly Chan, Child Psychologist practising at Think Kids.