Sexualization

You probably don’t need someone to tell you that there has been a major shift in the “point” of Halloween lately as it pertains to young girls. We’ve moved from creative, scary, or funny costumes to sexy, sexier, and sexiest. Even childhood favorites, known for their youthful innocence have been pornified. Just check out Red […]

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It’s been a year since the launch of

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I went to the park with my 2 ½ year old on Monday.  We ran the length of the soccer field.  We talked about baseball.  Ran the bases. Went on a nature walk.  Picked up leaves and chatted about the changing colors. Looked at bark. Moss. Sticks. Dirt. And bugs. She loves bugs. Yes, I’m […]

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There has been a very consistent downgrading of girls happening lately.  It seems like one thing after another telling them that their looks are most important, that smarts are to be hidden (if they even had them in the first place) and that they need to hurry up and dress like, behave like, and believe […]

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Two weeks ago I was on The Today Show talking about the Monster High Dolls with their fishnets, exaggerated skinny bodies, and skirts the size of belts on the toy shelves in popular children’s stores (in fact, I was in “Justice” with my 9 year old niece and 2 ½ year old daughter on Sunday […]

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This morning I was on The Today Show talking about sexualization of girls, particularly as it pertains to the latest images we’ve seen (loungerie, push up bras for teens, 10 year old model in Vogue).  What do you think? We have been bombarded with sexualized images of young girls over the last few weeks, just […]

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By now you probably have heard of the controversy over Thylane Loubry Blondeau, a 10 year old model who recently “graced” the pages of Vogue Paris. An absolutely beautiful girl, made up to look much older, to sell clothes to adult women.  Make sense? As a parent of a girl & a child dev specialist, […]

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You know the commercials.  They provide tight shots of taut bottoms and long, shapely legs.  Skechers “shape ups” were given an extra jolt of “sexy” when Kim Kardashian was shown, part by part, sweaty and heavily breathing, in the Skecher’s commercial named “Break up to Shape Up” that aired on Super Bowl Sunday 2010. There […]

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We had a great conversation on The Today Show today with Meredith Vieira, talking about the very controversial Abercrombie and Fitch padded, push-up bikini tops for the 7-14 year old age bracket.  I’ve been receiving some questions about this, so here, I answer a view of the big ones. Early sexualization of girls is wrong […]

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We’ve been hearing about it for

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