Quoting justanothamotha:" I don't think anyone has said they would shut their kid down & tell them to deal with it. That would be a pretty hideous approach."
I never said anyone did, perhaps I worded that poorly. I wouldn't be able to ignore my child's desire to combat acne, unibrow, crooked teeth, frizzy hair, whatever it may be, and tell them that children will always find something to nitpick about. Of course we all have flaws and we can either embrace them or alter them, if the flaw could be altered, and my child wanted to do so I wouldn't turn dismiss the issue.
I was often told that kids will pick on you no matter what, and that was that until my step mother came along. So I couldn't do what my parents did to me up until that point in my life.