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...Too many bikinis don't just say "big girl" -- they say "adult woman."
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...Girl's mom says it's just like playing dress-up.
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..."Hookers on parade," is how one mom describes the dresses she saw on display during a recent mall visit.
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...
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...