Mascara in Seventh Grade?

Question:

 love your books and thanks so much for writing them. So I need some advice. I’m 12 and Im in 6th grade, and this year I will start junior high. Well of course I don’t wear makeup to school because I’m in 6th grade. But in 7th grade I want to wear mascara or maybe eyeliner. I know my parents would never let me I ask them all the time. I will go behind their backs if I have to, I just don’t want to. So is there anyway you can help me?

Phyllis replied:

 

You only hurt your own cause by asking your parents what you can or can’t do before you’re ready to do it.  I wouldn’t mention it again until you are in seventh grade, and by then, you may discover that few girls are wearing make-up and that some who do look like raccoons.  This is not to say that you should or should not wear mascara in seventh grade.  But I’ve heard it said that girls change most dramatically in looks between seventh and eighth grade.  Maybe now it’s between 6th and 7th.  But the very fact that you keep bugging your parents about mascara probably worries them.  Show them you are mature in other ways and perhaps the cosmetic question will solve itself.

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