A UK mom found a unique Christmas gift for her 7-year-old daughter: a gift certificate good for 7,000 pounds worth of liposuction. 51-year-oldRalph Lauren outlet Sarah Burge, self-dubbed "Human Barbie," gifted daughter Poppy with birthday breast augmentation vouchers, too. Parents and psychologists are questioning mom's judgment, says Here are details about early sexualization of children by parents and in media and why child health experts are concerned.
According to her website , Burge started getting plasticpolo ralph lauren clearancesurgery after severe domestic violence left her disfigured. She calls herself the "half a million pound girl" for all she has spent on cosmetic surgery. Burge also made headlines last year when her 15-year-old daughter became the youngest child in the UK to have Botox injections. Bruge told ABC News that 7-year-old Poppy can't wait to have surgery so she can have big breasts like mom. On Burge's she defends teaching her daughters to pole dance and encouraging plastic surgery, saying she making their dreams come true. Burge likens the liposuction and augmentation for her daughters to parents who set up educational trust funds for their children, calling it an investment in their future happiness.
"Pageant Mom" mentality
The l discusses this "pageant mom" mentality. ralph lauren outlet onlineOn shows like "" parents go to great lengths to make their daughters look like decorative adult women. They dress children in suggestive costumes and make them dance like show girls. Children wear makeup, go tanning and get acrylic nails, body waxing and plucked eyebrows. Parents and child psychologists express several problems with "pageant mom" behavior. One level is the objectification of girls as being valuable only as sex objects. On another level are fears about the dangerous effects of this push-down of adulthood on kids. quoted parent and author Dr. Ari Brown who's concerned that parents like Burge arepolo Ralph Lauren Coupons making their children grow up too fast. "Bypassing those [early] critical life experiences and developmental stages by trying to dress, act and be treated like an adult leaves these children lacking important life skills that help them be confident and successful adults."
Child sexualization in media
Child sexualization in media is not uncommon. Recently, questioned Cosmopolitan magazine's latest cover featuring 17-year-old Dakota Fanning juxtaposed with explicit teasers like "Too Naughty to Say Here!" and "His Best Sex Ever" and "Um Vagina, You Okay Down There?" They wondered if it was healthy for minors to be featured alongside such overtly sexual messages. Last year,polo ralph lauren outlet online Fanning's Marc Jacobs perfume ads were banned by media watch groups in the UK for "sexualizing a minor." In 2011, a parent group in the UK spoke out lagainst Vogue magazine's images of 10-year-old French child model Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau, says the British psychologist Dr. Emma Gray called the images "the antithesis of what childhood in our society should be; a child being exposed to a world she is not yet equipped to deal with solely to serve the needs of the adults around her."
Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben writes about parenting from 23 years raising four children and 25 years teaching K-8, special needs, adult education and homeschool.