Some parents aren't happy about the trend of children's school pictures being retouched. FoxNews.com spoke to a couple of them, including a Utah mother whose three-year-old son's hearing aids appeared to have been, in her word, "softened," out of his school photo. She said, "[W]e spend all day every day making sure that he feels proud of the hearing aids, that he knows that they’re not something to be ashamed of. For somebody to take [them] away . . . it’s hurtful." Fox pointed to another mother, Kristin Loe, who last year tweeted two school photos of her son, showing how his freckles had been edited out and wrote, "Can I just have his freckles back please? Don’t change things that are actually a part of a child’s face." A Maryland mother, Jenn Greene, tweeted about being shocked when seeing a photo retouching option -- for an extra fee -- when ordering her 12-year-old daughter's school photos. Greene told Fox that having awkward middle school and high school photos is a "rite of passage," and that retouching sends children the wrong message. She explained, "[Y]ou’re basically saying you’re not good enough the way you are, so I’m going to pay to have you made better. . . . I don’t think that’s teaching them anything that’s valuable."
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