Posts in category "hypersexualization of kids"

Bullied Is A National Parenting Publications Award Gold Medal Winner!

Bullied Is A National Parenting Publications Award Gold Medal Winner!
It is my delight to announce that my nonfiction book Bullied has been named a Gold Medal Winner by the National Parenting Publications Awards.  This is the highest honor they give out, and it brings great joy to me. Bullied is a book that can be used by a wide variety of people with varying... Read more »

Victoria's Secret: My Daughter Does Not Need a Thong that Says "Call Me" on the Crotch

Victoria's Secret: My Daughter Does Not Need a Thong that Says "Call Me" on the Crotch
I have spent months trying to find a collection of Star Wars underpants featuring strong female characters such as Princess Leia and Ahsoka Tano for my tween daughter.  I’m still looking. If my tween were in the market for, oh, say, highly inappropriate sexy thongs, she would be awash in options, such as the new... Read more »

It's Not Funny to Call Your Daughter Stupid

It's Not Funny to Call Your Daughter Stupid
If anyone has missed the Great T-shirt event of 2011, here is the ten-second background: J.C. Penney was selling a shirt for girls that said, “I’m too pretty to do my homework so my brother has to do it for me.”  My full-of-awesome friend and colleague, Melissa Wardy of Pigtail Pals, was furious about the... Read more »
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Sexualization of Girls: No to Sexy, Yes to Fun

My mom called me a few weeks before K was due to visit her.  “I have a question,” she began.  “I want to take K to a spa where they specialize in little kids.  I know that you write about the problems with this type of thing all the time, so I thought I better... Read more »

Good hygiene for young girls does not mean waxing and facials

This winter, Walmart announced that it is introducing a new line of cosmetics, specifically designed for girls 8- to 12-years-old. The mass retailer wants a piece of the tween make-up market, which earns more than $24 million per year. And we aren’t talking about Chapstick. The top sellers to kids are lip gloss, eye shadow... Read more »