sexualizing girls 

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie: Papa and the Small Bikini

When did I become such a prude? This was the question when Diva and I opened the box of summer clothes sent by a relative -- and I saw the teenie weenie bikini. A napkin's worth of hot pink and orange fabric, its arrival sent my 6-year-old into parox...Too many bikinis don't just say "big girl" -- they say "adult woman."

Need Makeup Tips? This 5-Year-Old Is Doling Them Out on YouTube

Little girls are drawn to makeup like flies to honey. And, really, why shouldn't they be? Shimmering colors in pinks and reds, pencils, glosses and blushes to play with, just like Mommy? That's too much for many children to withstand. But a 5-y...Girl's mom says it's just like playing dress-up.

Is Tween Fashion Too Sexy?

A recent shopping trip to her local mall turned into a jaw-dropping experience for Roxann Reid-Severance. As the Chicago-area mother of two girls, ages 10 and 7, shopped with her oldest daughter for a dress for the tween to wear to a family wed..."Hookers on parade," is how one mom describes the dresses she saw on display during a recent mall visit.

British Retailer Pulls Padded Bikinis for 7-Year-Olds From Shelves

It's not unusual for little girls to want to strut around the house in shoes with a little high heel or wedge to them. And carrying a tube of lip gloss around in a pint-sized purse? We've certainly seen that before. Yes, there's a fine line bet...

Have a Sexy Halloween: Lolita Costumes for Young Girls

Every year around this time, moms of young girls and teens go through a relatively new Halloween ritual: Steering our daughters away from the increasingly sexy costume choices in stores, catalogs and online costume Web sites. This wasn't always th...

Pole dancing classes for kids

I have a video of Ellie dancing to Someday My Prince Will Come when she was about 3 years old. I don't know where she learned these moves, but in the video, she writhes around on the floor like Madonna and ends the song stretched out on the couch wit...


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