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'Teen Mom' Farrah Abraham Waxes 3-Year-Old's Eyebrows & Brags About It!

by Jeanne Sager on January 7, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Farrah Abraham SophiaMost of us look at a 3-year-old and we see absolute perfection. Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, on the other hand, takes a look at daughter Sophia and sees a bunch of fuzzy caterpillars growing across the toddler's face. So what's a mom to do? Wax that unibrow, of course!

Yes. It happened. Farrah waxed her daughter's eyebrows. Her 3-year-old daughter's eyebrows.

Go ahead and manually push your jaw back up. I had to do it too.

I can't imagine telling a 3-year-old that anything about her body isn't up to par. That's how body dysmorphia begins for kids: when people criticize your body. It's scary enough to hear that 5-year-olds are going on diets. But here we have a 3-year-old who has already been told -- by her mother of all people -- that she's not up to snuff.

It's not exactly surprising considering Farrah's own history of plastic surgeries. But as a mom with her own serious body issues, I'm more aware that I have to be careful not to push these insecurities on to my daughter.

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Farrah, on the other hand, seems to think this is proof that she's a "good mom." The Teen Mom star 'fessed up about the whole eyebrow waxing incident on Sulia, explaining:

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 :( , I felt bad for her, and I started asking friends ... is this hair just going to fall out ... is it just hormones at this age?, well the hair didn't go away and others started saying it was here to stay.

Oooook. I can actually give her that she might worry whether the unibrow was going to stay. Sometimes we look at our young kids and see what they will look like as teenagers, and we worry what they'll have to deal with. I remember having a unibrow as a teenager and being uncomfortable about it until my cousin taught me to pluck.

That said, we're talking years and years in the future. This is where perspective is supposed to set in. You are supposed to come back down to earth and recognize that this isn't a problem now.

Not so with Farrah. She not only tried waxing Sophia's eyebrows, but when it inevitably went awry (Really, a toddler didn't like hot wax on her forehead? Such a surprise!), she decided to pluck those little hairs out of the wee one's head while she slept!

And to add insult to very painful, Farrah went on to drum it right into her kid's head that she didn't like the way the little girl looked before the whole ordeal:

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 so it begins ... this poor little girl is now on a path to try to achieve impossible "perfection." The only thing that can stop this is a mother who can figure out that her child is already perfect.

Is this a mom fail? What would you have done in Farrah's shoes?

 

Image via MTV

Filed Under: celeb moms, celebrity kids, teen mom

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  • SuzyB...
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    SuzyBarno

    January 7, 2013 at 10:24 AM
    Total mom fail! The poor girl is 3, not 14 and heading off to her first day of high school and feels like getting rid of those hairs will make her feel better. I would have/will ignore it for my 3 year old. When she starts asking about beauty I will address it. Plus I am an esthetician by trade so she sees this stuff all the time and still isn't interested or even aware of her eyebrows. But I do have to say that my 3 yr old has naturally beautiful brows;)
  • kaerae
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    kaerae

    January 7, 2013 at 10:47 AM
    If she were even in school where kids were making fun of her, I could see letting her do it at a young age, but a three-year-old does not care what she looks like. Farrah did this for herself, not for Sophia. She's embarassed that her kid isn't perfectly beautiful, and Sophia will grow up with just as many issues as her plastic mother. Poor kid!
  • Mommy...
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    MommyBoha

    January 7, 2013 at 10:52 AM
    If only Farrah could care about something other than looks
  • Sierr...
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    SierraLynn

    January 7, 2013 at 10:57 AM
    Poor baby. That's awful she not only did that to her 3 year old who has no idea what happened and why. But also started instil in her child that she needs to do this to be pretty and "perfect" when her little baby already is. So sad.
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    Bloomie79

    January 7, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    My three year old got her eyebrows waxed, by her own request, because mommy does it. Mind you there was nothing there to pull out, and I'm licensed to do the job as a professional. I just didn't see the harm in letting her give it a go, once was enough for her she's no longer interested.


  • jec72579
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    jec72579

    January 7, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    HORRIBLE MOTHER


  • Maias...
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    MaiasMommy619

    January 7, 2013 at 11:53 AM
    Yea....She's mother of the year! O.o
  • jessie
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    jessie

    January 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM
    she is a waste of space on this earth and from watching teen mom and 16 and pregnant she clearly should not be allowed to have kids.
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    mgutierrez2

    January 7, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    The moms on Toddlers in Tiaras do this to their little girls....why is acceptable for them and not this nut case?


  • kaerae
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    kaerae

    January 7, 2013 at 12:43 PM
    @Mgutierrez - I don't think anyone thinks it's acceptable for toddlers in ANY context. People watch that show because it's a trainwreck, not because the behavior featured is "acceptable."
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