Are there any pageant coaches around ...

Are there any pageant coaches around this area?

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guest

Ruston, LA

#1 Jan 18, 2009
Does anyone know of a good pageant coach around here. I have a 2 year old that we are getting ready to start pageants. Also does anyone know of anyone that makes pageant wear?
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Gregory, AR

#2 Jan 18, 2009
I know of one. It's called keep her at home and STOP exploiding your child
experienced pageant mom

Bossier City, LA

#3 Jan 18, 2009
Two years old is way way too young!!! Sorry! Waiting until high school is not too late! If your wanting them to be a contender for USA or America systems!
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Ruston, LA

#4 Jan 19, 2009
haha....ok thanks for your opinion.
Director

United States

#5 Jan 19, 2009
There is TKO but I'm not sure who you would contact.
Go go www.arkansaspageantresource.com or www.getmytiara.com and there may be some links that would help you out.
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Scott, AR

#6 Jan 19, 2009
2 years old is not to young...... If its something you guys want to do, GO FOR IT!! It is a lot of fun. My daughter has been competeing since she was a year old. It's your chice and no one elses. My daughter is 4 and she loves it. She asks to do it. She wins some and she doesn't win some, but she always has fun. She has made some great friends. The first time that she says she doesn't want to do anymore, then she will be done. I will not make her compete. I made the decision to not do any false enhancements with my daughter, only natural. I have nothing against the ones that do false enhancements, it was just a personal decision. The pageant system is something that can take your child along way. Starting early only gives them more experience should they decide to take part in the Miss America system. The Miss America system starts locally with preleminaries. Its not just a pageant, but a scholarship program. This is a competition, just like any other sport or activity that children take place in.

I don't quite understand why someone who doesn't like pageants would go to a board and post something so negative as what is posted above. There is toooo much negativity in this world..... Be positive!! I am sure that someone will come along with some negative remarks to what I have said and thats okay. If you don't like the message board, go to a different one please.
pageant coach

Trumann, AR

#7 Jan 22, 2009
I am a coach for the TKO's and I would love to coach your 2 year old! I am located in Jonesboro! You can email me at [email protected]
guest

United States

#9 Jan 22, 2009
It's sad to see these small kids being pushed into these pagents, their mothers wanting to live through them. Let kids be kids
guest

Scott, AR

#10 Jan 22, 2009
There is NO pushing here... That should be understood. This has nothing to do with any mother wanting to live through their child. My daughter ASKS to be in them. She loves it.
Concerned

Carbondale, IL

#11 Jan 22, 2009
guest wrote:
There is NO pushing here... That should be understood. This has nothing to do with any mother wanting to live through their child. My daughter ASKS to be in them. She loves it.
When she asks for the car keys do you let her have them, too?
guest

United States

#12 Jan 22, 2009
Pageant moms are on the same level as those type of parents at kid sport's games who get all worked up and live through their child.
mee

Sulphur Springs, TX

#14 Jan 22, 2009
There is a place in Lepanto,Arkansas called Etta,s that makes and sells dresses for that,she is very good.
skittles

Lake Charles, LA

#15 Jan 22, 2009
Brooke Boyd Golden is great. You can prob contact her through Christie Mcneil Dance Studio. She is wonderful! I highly recommend her!
guest

AOL

#16 Jan 22, 2009
Shelly wrote:
My daughter is wanting to be in them, and I encourage her choices. She smiles when I ask her about being Miss America one day. She loves modeling for the camera too.
Didn't you say she's not even one yet? And SHE wants to be in pageants? Of course she smiles when you ask about Miss America, at that age they smile about everything. When my daughter was one, she smiled when I asked if she had poopy pants....
Guest

Lake Charles, LA

#17 Jan 23, 2009
Sylvia Richards coached Debbie Turner all the way to the Miss America crown several years ago. I don't know if she still does that, but she is very, very good at it. She's in the phone book.
so why not

Trumann, AR

#18 Jan 23, 2009
I get so sick of people pushing their opinions off on a mother just because she wants to put her child in pageants. No she is not pushing her to do it. She is encouraging her. Just like she encourages her child to eat right so she grows up strong and Healthy. Just like she helps them with school work so they get a better education. Just like she teaches them through hugs and kisses and verbal communication how to show love.Being in pageants helps a child with confidence and self esteem. I have seen kids who cant wait for their chance to go on stage. And I have seen a child cry because she is afraid but with help from the one person who can and should encourage her child that there is nothing to be afraid of, go on stage and figure out with the help of her mother that there is really nothing she can`t do. And yes I have seen a lot of 2 yr. olds with moms car keys but they only chew and slobber on them, but one day this same mom will slowly and carefully teach her all the responsibility that goes along with having those keys. Pageants is a new and exciting world to a lot of little girls who would stay shy and afraid if not for that mother whom you think wants to live through her child. I say go ahead mom do it your way cause if the truth were known, all the people who talk against it just have no control over their kids and they think you do. They are never too young to start learning anything that can be taught.
guest

Cresson, TX

#20 Jan 23, 2009
guest wrote:
Pageant moms are on the same level as those type of parents at kid sport's games who get all worked up and live through their child.
I will give you 1/2 credit on your statement. You are exactly right when you say that "pageant moms are on the same level as those types of parents at kid sports games that get all worked up". That statement couldn't be truer for me and my children. I am so excited when I see my daughter doing activities that she enjoys doing which includes pageants some days and making mud pies others. I love to watch my son at his ballgames. Whether he is up to bat or on the field, I am on the sidelines screaming and cheering for him. I am encouraging both of them to do his/her best. I will always teach my children to be and do their best no matter what they are doing in life. I will always teach my children to compete with confidence, and to win AND lose gracefully. So, you are right... I do get worked up on the sidelines; I am immensely blessed with two healthy, happy children who are fortunate to have found something that they love to do and not be forced to do. I am so blessed that God has chosen me to be their mother and along with that I have that privilege to be their #1 fan.

Now as far as your theory of parents trying to live through their children, you couldn't be further from the truth. You see, the truth is...I could have cared less about pageants when I was growing up and to this day, I still could care less. However I choose to care because I am supporting my child and what she loves to do. Growing up I was a ball player and I had more passion for sports than for anything else. My husband on the other hand, never really played sports. He never really had the interest. But you put our children on the field and you know what, he couldn't be more interested. He still has no desire to take part in playing, but he is there to support our children. He couldn't care less if they won or lost, but he will be there cheering them on. I would be lying if I said that I wouldn’t be heartbroken if my son decided that baseball wasn’t for him, but not so heartbroken that I would make him play and let him be miserable just to pacify myself. Same goes with my daughter, when she decides she doesn't want to do any more pageants, then she will be done. We'll move on to the next activity. So you see, my husband and I have lived our childhood, we have lived our dreams and now we get to support our children and their aspirations.
Guest

Cresson, TX

#21 Jan 23, 2009
so why not wrote:
I get so sick of people pushing their opinions off on a mother just because she wants to put her child in pageants. No she is not pushing her to do it. She is encouraging her. Just like she encourages her child to eat right so she grows up strong and Healthy. Just like she helps them with school work so they get a better education. Just like she teaches them through hugs and kisses and verbal communication how to show love.Being in pageants helps a child with confidence and self esteem. I have seen kids who cant wait for their chance to go on stage. And I have seen a child cry because she is afraid but with help from the one person who can and should encourage her child that there is nothing to be afraid of, go on stage and figure out with the help of her mother that there is really nothing she can`t do. And yes I have seen a lot of 2 yr. olds with moms car keys but they only chew and slobber on them, but one day this same mom will slowly and carefully teach her all the responsibility that goes along with having those keys. Pageants is a new and exciting world to a lot of little girls who would stay shy and afraid if not for that mother whom you think wants to live through her child. I say go ahead mom do it your way cause if the truth were known, all the people who talk against it just have no control over their kids and they think you do. They are never too young to start learning anything that can be taught.
GOOD POST! I completely agree!!
lvn85

Bossier City, LA

#22 Jan 23, 2009
I personally think that little girls competing in pageants is a very good and healthy thing as long as the parents don't overdo it. It teaches them to take care of their body, be poised, care about their looks, and act like young ladies. Sure, some of the girls that have won ms. america may have acted outrageously, but most 18-21 year old girls do. It is a very healthy hobby for the child, and can be a good way for mother and daughter to bond. I asked my 8 year old stepdaughter if she would like to be in pageants and she said no, that she knows she is pretty and doesn't need a crown to know she is. I was completely fine with that sentiment, and haven't asked her again, but if she changes her mind and comes and tells me she wants to be in one, i'll back her up 100%, and hopefully when I have a daughter she will want to be in them herself. I was in a few when I was little and in highschool and i loved it. Just can't take it too far. In my opinion, the spray on tans and overdone makeup are too much for a little girl, but about 15-18 it's okay.
Now, for those of you that want to criticize those mothers that want to have their daughters take place in a little healthy competition, thats fine, but you don't know any of the people on here so nobody should dare call anyone else a bad mother. Your opinion is your own, and mine is my own. No need to get nasty about it.
meomyo

Redfield, AR

#23 Jan 23, 2009
What's wrong with a having a pageant without the spray tan, 3 inches of make up, and false teeth?(I'm talking about the really young girls, not necessarily the teens) If a child is going to be judged on beauty, it should be natural beauty, not all that fake crap. So what if a child has lost a tooth? That's part of childhood, it shouldn't be covered up with something that looks like it came from Bugs Bunny's mouth. Most of those girls wear more make up in one pageant than I wear in a month. I realize there are 'natural' pageants, but they are the exception, not the rule. I would have no problem putting my daughter in a pageant as long as she was judged on her real looks, and not the tramped up barbie doll look.

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