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  • If I have a child of course he/she is cute regardless of what anyone else thinks. If I see someone elses child and they are not cute of course I lie. Why would you want to hurt someone by telling them that their child is ugly? I dont like hurting people and that would be the ultimate.
  • um i am not sure. I dont have children. My guess is my kids are going to be so good looking it may cause problems but if i had one that wasn't attractive i think i would lie and say they were beautiful because they were...to me
  • I would say 1) What's inside is most important. People's outsides change as they get older - but their insides don't. 2) Everyone is beautiful, in their own way. You have some ways that you are 'prettier' than others, and others have some ways that they are 'prettier' than you. Look for what is great about everyone, especially yourself.
  • All children are beautiful in God's eye. Don't get hung up on physical beauty. Look to the inner person and see their potential. BTW, there are some beautiful people that can scare you without their $10 of makeup. LOL!
  • I would say that he/she is the most beautiful thing I ever laid my eyes on, and that I love him/her more than words can tell. And that is also the true way that I see them….
  • I dont have any children but I would say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and who cares wut ppl think
  • I thinks its worse to say they are unattractive. When I was little, I wanted to be a model. I thought I was cute, but my mom would tell me I'm not pretty enough, and my dad would say my butt was too big. My teen years were really bad because I lacked confidence in the way I looked, even though I was only a size 4 and had C cups. I had a few boyfriends who always told me I was pretty but it hard to believe when your own parents said the opposite. It was only when they didn't like a boy I was dating that they would say "you're too pretty to be with him". Talk about mixed messages.
  • i would ask that child how they feel,and then try to get their self picture to change, some of the bone ugliest physically people i know are the most charming because they are truly beautiful people inside, i knew a girl that was horribly scarred from birth was about the sexiest female i have ever met... she could smile at any man and half the women and get away with anything
  • Beauty comes from within. I don't care what you look like, if you're physically beautiful but you look like an arse personality-wise...then that's what you are, an arse.
  • I don't think my parents ever told me I was pretty or cute. I'm no supermodel, but I'm not Quasimodo, either. Now every five minutes they'd tell me that I'm smart, that I made a good decision. I think these things are far more important to reinforce and they stay with a child longer.
  • If I had a child, no matter what they look like, to me their parent they are pretty. Any parent would know that their child is pretty no matter what they look like on the outside. Any parent that would tell their child differently is ugly.
  • You tell your kids that being truly attractive is based more than on just looks... "Son/Daughter, being truly attractive is only based a very small fraction on your looks, firstly you need a good heart, secondly you need a good personality and lastly you need to take care of your physical health. To me you will always be attractive because I love you <cheesy smile>". Do you really think your child is not pretty/cute? That's not very nice... you should work on seeing more of their good qualities in my opinion so you don't need to lie to your own family...
  • My own children are beautiful...and id never think otherwise
  • I tell my children I am proud of how they work at solving problems, getting along with friends and teachers, at how kind and compassionate they are towards others. Those qualities make my children absolutely beautiful as do their human faults.
  • How could someone say that there child is not beautiful that should be the first thing on your mind its wrong to think heshe is not !!!!!
  • What kind of parent would think that their own child was not cute? Sounds like that child will grow up with issues.
  • I would say that I thought they were beautiful and it would be the truth because beauty is not just about physical attractiveness. And all people have beauty inside side of them. Some people just hide really well. To answer any potential comments. Yes even evil people like Hitler ect. have beauty inside. Their anger and hatred just overwhelm it.
  • All children are beautiful. I would be concerned the child is under the assumption that beauty is only on the outside. Yes I would tell them they were beautiful and special.
  • You always think your loved ones are wonderful looking because you see their hearts so you may not even notice, if you have real family love. If they have some sort of abnormality I'm sure they know it's there and wouldn't ask that question in that manner. No, I wouldn't lie but there is no need to be blunt and cruel as there is always some way to tell people the answer truthfully without deliberately causing pain and suffering.
  • As I am a mother to 3 daughters, they all are beautiful to me. And even if they were not cosmetically beautiful or pretty, I would still tell them that they are. Children are not stupid, as they grow older they will realise if they are not a typically "attractive" person. A child builds its confidence through your praise, love and positiveness through their life. If you tell your child that you think they are not attractive, that would i think do real harm in a childs well being. Any way, what mother does not think their child is not beautiful?
  • i have yet to find a parent, who doesn't think their children at least cute, even gorgeous, as for example...ME. beauty comes in many forms. inner beauty of course is the most important. when a child is reassured that what counts is that they are beautiful inwards, that will make all the difference as to how that child develops. no one likes a snobby kid no matter how cute they may seem to be!
  • Doesn't everyone think their own children are beautiful??? I would never tell them anything different from that.
  • i would tell them they are beautiful & mean it. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
  • I would say something positive that is also honest. Maybe they have the cutest nose I've ever seen, or the most beautiful eyes or shiny hair. It depends on the age. Envy is a great self-esteem builder in pre-teen and teens. Maybe you'd kill for her long slim legs or his flat ripped stomach? Point out the positive and if they persist about overall looks remind them that everyone has physical imperfections. Even super-models say there are things they don't like about themselves. Surely there is *something* pretty/cute in every child?
  • I have the 3 most beautiful children in the world. As I am sure any parent would say. I can not imagine a parent thinking anything less of their child.
  • I would tell them that I think they're beautiful.What good would it do to tell anyone that they're not attractive?
  • Say "everyone is beautiful in their own unique way" or tell them that their talents or personality makes them attractive. I would not lie, they own a mirror and will figure it out sooner than later.
  • Lots of parents lie for their kids that would not lie for their conscience. About all the say you have in the matter is who you pick for your spouse, so choose wisely if you don't want to have to lie and don't have the guts to tell the truth! The other option is to wear dark glasses from the moment they are born so you don't ever know for sure.
  • I think that is the most stupidest inane thing to ask anyone that is a parent if you have given birth to a child regardless if he/she is not up to worldly standards to see if someone would tell the truth or lie to thier child. If that person would lie then that person should feel gulty and should not even be involved with that childs life.I see People in wheel chairs, And in hospitals They have mental problems and other things that parents would not want thier child to have children that have no nerve feelings thay eat thier fingers off they run in to walls they cut themselves, Because they can not feel it to that parent they love thier child, that child is the most wonderfull thing that could have happened to them, that child is a gift of GOD, Beautiful to the most exstreem. So next time I would not ask that question. Oh ya Yes I am a Parent of a beautiful Girl
  • Say "everyone is beautiful in their own unique way" or tell them that their talents or personality makes them attractive. I would not lie, they own a mirror and will figure it out sooner than later. I am 26 and was never thought of as attractive until recently. My mom always told me I was beautiful because of my long curly hair and my creative spirit.
  • I would tell them (her or him) that they are beautiful in a lot of ways, and I would try to make them think of themselves as beautiful, physically as well as intellectually and spiritually. It's my belief that most people believe what their parents and other people reinforce. When I was little, I knew I was intelligent - and that's a great gift - but I always felt ugly. People didn't tell me any different. As an adult, I can see that objectively I am as attractive as many others who are considered beautiful, but I can never never really believe it. I know it's not a rational thing. People didn't help me feel beautiful when it could have mattered. It's not really important now - my life is rich and full - but I would help a child feel beautiful if I could.
  • tell them that they are beautiful in Gods eyes and tell them that if they think theyre beautiful they are beautiful!
  • I cannot imagine thinking that, but I think I would tell them how beautiful they are , inside and out. I would be more concerned with their self worth etc , than to tell them that they aren't attractive, even if I thought it..
  • I would think of a word that is pleasant enough and use that.
  • They are still your kids. You should tell them they look good even if you think they don't. Besides, who was the ones that wanted the kids in the first place? It all goes back to you. And another thing, your kids will have something in common with both of their parents because of the genes. Ex: You have your mom's eyes, and my big nose. If you call them ugly, then you obviously are as well. Because they are apart of you.
  • i would tell them that they always will look beautiful. To me if i had kids they would always be MY kids.
  • My child could never be anything less than beautiful in my eyes.
  • All children have their own beauty. Inside and out..I could never hurt a child or anyone and tell them they were anything but beautiful, in my eyes.
  • I don't consider ANY of my 3 children unattractive. So therefore I don't have to lie to them.
  • You shouldnt tell them anything, just say that you wouldn't know the answer to it because you are their parent not a boy/girl that would be interested. Or just joke around and tell them that they are ugly, but in a jokingly way..
  • you tell them that they are gorgeous inside and out no matter what they may look like!
  • You look good to me? The four stages of attractiveness: 1) she's good looking 2) she's looking good 3) she looks good for someone her age 4( she looks so lifelike
  • My 3 year old is truly a stunner. She will never have any problems with ugliness. My 10 year old isn't as pretty as she is and you know what? I couldn't care less. She is one of the most beautiful people I have EVER met inside. She's not even ugly - she's simply average. But if ever got to know that one, you would be blessed indeed.
  • every child is beautiful, any parent should know that
  • First off, just to have a child is a priceless gift. And the true beauty comes from within the child. For that my Friend is the beauty of "LIFE". We all come into this world in different forms, shapes, colors, & conditions. Most of us enter this world with a full body, meaning all in tack. Some tho are not that lucky. And may enter without a full body. But each enter with a loving soul. And for any parent who can not see the enter love. The true & attractive beauty within their child. That parent had better look into the mirror at them self, before they answer the child's question. One of the biggest problems in todays world. Is that many of us only look at outer beauty & lust for it. When we should be looking at the True enter Beauty of a person & all the loving gifts that dwell within. I myself would personally point out to the child. All the true beauty that they hold. And how it is within them. Like the fresh clear water from a natural spring. Just bubbling to come out. .....Just my point of view tho..............M.C.S.
  • While the world may be cruel, as a mother you cannot. Everyone is beautiful in their own way. I teach my daughters that while they may be pretty, it is so much more important to be smart. Believe me, being attractive, while in your early 20's may appear to be an asset, the older you get, can actually be a liability. As far as your children are concerned, I do not consider telling them they’re cute and/or pretty constitutes “a lie”. I tell my 4 year old that her art is great while sometimes not even understanding what it is…it’s part of being a parent.

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