Mum claims she switched six-year-old daughter's school after being told she couldn’t wear nail varnish
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A fierce debate has started online after a mum revealed she pulled her daughter out of school because they wouldn't let her wear nail varnish.
Noel is a single mum to six-year-old Giada and pregnant with her second child.
The 26-year-old recently sparked controversy after a TikTok video of Giada at the nail salon went viral.
In the clip, which has been viewed 1.8 million times and amassed more than 700 comments, the little girl can be seen getting a manicure.
Over the top of the video, Noel writes: "My daughter couldn't wear nail polish at her old school so I switched her school and now she gets a gel manicure once a week."
"I'm that mum," she adds in the video's caption.
But Noel's parenting choices have proven controversial with the comment section below completely divided on her decision to switch Giada's school.
One person wrote: "I don’t understand why schools don’t allow nail polish."
Another said: "The way you’re building up such a confident little lady."
And a third added: "She’s so beautiful, I’m happy she’s happy."
However, not everyone was so convinced, with a vast majority of the comments criticising the mum for putting her daughter's appearance over her education.
"You should teach kids other things than aesthetics," one person commented, while another said: "Wow. What a poor example you're setting at a young age.
"I hope you care that much about her education as you do her appearance."
Others worried about the long-term impact weekly manicures will have on Giada's hands.
Frequent UV exposure from nail dryers can increase the risk of developing skin cancer on the hands and cause premature aging.
On top of this, commenters warn that gel manicures can seriously damage your nails, particularly when you are young and apply them so frequently.
One comment reads: "I remember my nail tech telling me when I first started at 15 that doing it any younger than 15/16 highly increases risks of nail damage."
Noel isn't the only parent to raise eyebrows online recently.
Earlier this year, one mum sparked a massive debate when she revealed she was pulling her daughter out of school so she could focus on her social media career.
Australian influencer, Kat Clark said on her 'It's All Her' podcast that she's pulling her 12-year-old daughter out of school to concentrate on 'work'.
“Since coming into this new career, there is a lot of travelling involved. Monday to Friday schooling isn’t working for us,” she said.
Kat wants Deja to focus on her TikTok and other social media accounts, rather than conventional schooling, but people were highly critical of her approach.
“I get where you’re coming from, but just remember that girls all across the world literally die in an attempt to get an education,” one person wrote.
Another added: “Whatever you decide, just make sure she isn’t being thrown into being an adult too soon. She deserves a childhood.”
Tyla has contacted Noel for a comment.