Too Sexy, Too Soon

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Dr. Michele Borba on Mar 3, 2007 at 10:38PM

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Parenting Secrets

a Dr. Michele Borba on Mar 3, 2007 at 10:38PM

These days, it's almost impossible to avoid the antics of Britney, Lindsay and Paris; their pictures are blasted on just about every news channel and magazine cover. But have you wondered if those sexy young celebrities are influencing your child's values? And what about the steady onslaught of images, in just about every medium, that portrays girls as sex objects? Could those images actually affect how our kids turn out? The American Psychological Association has released a study confirming what many parents have feared: All those raunchy messages do indeed have a negative impact on our daughters, and are tied to eating disorders, low self-esteem and depression. Here, a few secrets to help us raise strong, healthy, emotionally secure girls who can buck the raunchy images and come out on top.

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