We're always hearing about the modern mother's concern that their daughters are becoming obsessed with beauty. Invariably they blame the media, never themselves, where perhaps they should. Most educated mothers today teach their children that beauty is not important, not good, and not real. The problem with this is that it abandons their daughters to try to understand and deal with beauty issues completely on their own without any guidance at all, and no experience to rely on. So it's not surprising so many girls lose their way. The fact is, beauty is real and all girls possess it in some degree and it will not disappear simply because some mothers might like it to. Instead of passing laws against it or joining this anti-beauty campaign or that one, they should teach their daughters how to be beautiful girls with intelligence and morality. Since it's non-thinking that has caused the problem, it's perfectly predictable that any non-thinking knee-jerk reaction in an attempt to solve it would be just more of the same mistake. Laws and anti-education will only screw their daughters up even more. This is because beauty is inherently important to all of us and not simply a dated social construct as we've been taught. Mothers need to teach their daughters what beauty is, its purpose, its importance. They need to help them put beauty in its raw natural place in the hierarchy of values in life. But before they can do that, they need to learn it themselves.