Inappropriate and "sexy" clothes for girls

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Inappropriate and "sexy" clothes for girls

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These are really tough times for young girls, because young girls are being sexualised by our fashion industry starting at a very young age. You know, when you can walk into a major department store and see 6 year old size padded push-up bras. First of all there is nothing to push-up. But, padded bras is startling. And G strings for children. It's insane. So, I think the most important thing is, you start with yourself. Moms if you're walking to your kids school wearing hooker pumps and mini skirts, you've also become a victim of the pronification of America. So if you are not setting a good example as a role model you can't expect kids in adolescence to not copy you. So I think the important thing first is, understand yourself, understand what feels right to you as you rebel against the pornification of America. Secondly, look at teen fashion that is out there. And start to understand it. It is possible to find things that are trendy and in-fashion and not too sexy. Your kid just doesn't want to be uncool. but it is possible to still be kind of cool and have your shorts just a couple inches longer, for instance, than the other kids. The thing about parenting is, when you are sure within yourself it's so much easier to make the case for your kids and to keep the boundaries. Because they're going to test you of-course. But when you know within yourself that this is right for you and your family, it will be so-much easier to parent a child or an adolescent. And fashion is no different than any other rule that you have in your house.

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Dr. Wendy Walsh was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work as co-host on The Dr. Phil spinoff, The Doctors TV show. She also hosts Investigation Discovery Network’s “Happily NEVER After,” as well as being part of Dr. Drew’s Behavior Bureau on HLN Network. On CNN and 9 Network, Australia, she breaks down the psychology of sex, love, gender roles, divorce, parenting and other human behaviors. Dr. Wendy is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at California State University, Channel Islands. She holds a B.A. in Journalism, a Masters degree in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and is the author of three books and numerous publications, including The 30-Day Love Detox. She appears regularly on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Inside Edition, The Katie Couric Show, Jane Velez-Mitchell, and The View.

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