Is It Wrong to Retouch School Pictures?

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Do you want to see that zit at your 20-year reunion? Credit: Chris Oberhholtz/Kansas City Star/MCT

Retouching -- it's not just for models anymore.

According to a recent article in the New York Times, the practice of touching up school pictures to remove blemishes is becoming increasingly common. Technology makes it easier than ever, and besides, what parent or child wants to remember the giant zit they had on Class Picture Day?

Some say this is going too far. Our children are not models, and the picture should reflect what they actually look like.

What do you think? Is it wrong to retouch school pictures?


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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.