Padded bras for 7 year olds, high heels for dolls and pole dancing – where has my little girl gone?

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Posted by: Sue Atkins


Where has my little girl gone?

Padded bras for seven-year-olds, dolls dressed in high heels, and pole dancing
kits for kids. From every angle our daughters are being bombarded by messages
about looks and sexuality they are too young to understand.

Even primary school girls feel pressured to conform to a thin, sexy ideal, leading to
self-destructive behaviour, ranging from eating disorders and self-harm to
anxiety and low self-esteem.

But while girls are fast-tracked through childhood, parents are being drowned out by the internet, retailers, the media, and peer pressure. And even though a furious debate is raging about why it’s happening and who’s to blame, so far there has been no practical help for parents on how to fight back against the Lolita Effect.

Now parenting author Tanith Carey, herself the mother of two young girls, has written the first hands-on guide for  parents which will show you how to:

  1. Screen out damaging messages about body image and sex from the internet and media Build your daughter’s self-esteem so she is strong enough to deal with the pressure to behave older than her years.
  2. Say the right things at the right time so she is inoculated against the worst
    influences of the X-rated society.

Packed full of insights, experts tips and  real experiences, Where Has My Little Girl Gone? is an essential and timely guide to safeguarding your daughter’s childhood so she can grow into the healthy, confident woman she deserves to be.

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