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  1. J | thenellybean says

    Girls definitely grow up too soon, and it only seems to be happening faster with each generation. I was a precocious child too and I share your frustrations with the little things like my mum sipping my drink before handing it to me so that I didn’t spill it. For me, it was always being told to “go play” with my friends when I just wanted to sit with the adults and read a book quietly. I was more than happy to grow up haha. But yes, I think the media definitely plays a part in how quickly girls feel the need to look and behave older as soon as they hit their teenage years.

    • LauraJ says

      It reminds me of a meme I see online – it shows how a school girl looked in the 2000’s (no makeup, messy hair) and compares the image to a school girl today who has contoured cheeks and cut-crease eye shadow.
      It makes me wonder, how will the next few decades look. x

  2. crystalsandcurls says

    I definitely agree with you. It’s so hard in this world FILLED with images and videos and constant access to media to not grow up too quickly because… well you see it all the time. It’s terrifying looking at my younger cousins and seeing how mature they are. xx

    • LauraJ says

      I have two younger sisters, and being around them now makes me feel old. They have knowledge on apps and video effects that I didn’t even know was a thing. It makes me realise how much more simple growing up in the 90’s and early 2000’s was. xx