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What gives with the middriff bearing,short skirted,and just plain wrong costumes for little kids?I've seen some today that would make anyone blush.I don't remember ever seeing costumes like these growing up.Why do parents let their daughters dress like this?
 

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What do you mean Halloween costumes, those are their school clothes! And I agree. The marketing in even lower-end stores has these kids dressing like little tramps. Not my daughter!

BTW, the holiday has lost all meaning with costumes from princesses to superheros to political figures. What ever happened to blending with those that have crossed the veil between our world and the next? The schools won't allow 'scary' costumes!
 

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Here on campus, that's all you see is all you see. Skimpy clothes, easy girls, lots of alcohol and some rape allegations (although those won't be reported - the the university has a lower crime rape).
 

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Here on campus, that's all you see is all you see. Skimpy clothes, easy girls, lots of alcohol and some rape allegations (although those won't be reported - the the university has a lower crime rape).
Almost makes me not want to have children.I can't even begin to imagine what I'd do if that ever happened to my daughter.
 

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Almost makes me not want to have children.I can't even begin to imagine what I'd do if that ever happened to my daughter.
I had class with a guy who, walking home, saw a girl being assaulted, so he stepped in. Well, the guy had a buddy watching his back. They beat the crap out of him, she ran off, and they left him for dead, and luckily for him the police found him while on patrol.
 

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I had class with a guy who, walking home, saw a girl being assaulted, so he stepped in. Well, the guy had a buddy watching his back. They beat the crap out of him, she ran off, and they left him for dead, and luckily for him the police found him while on patrol.
That is very unfortunate, but doing the right thing often carries risks. I hope he is still glad he did it. He should be.

And regarding the main topic at hand, my wife and I took our 7 year-old daughter out of a dance program many years ago because the routines were getting progressively more suggestive. My only regret is that we did it quietly rather than making a stink. Fortunately, my now young adult daughter dresses tastefully, eschewing the ubiquitous tramp-wear. She is much more a Brooks Bros gal who prefers J Crew prices.
 

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What do you mean Halloween costumes, those are their school clothes! And I agree. The marketing in even lower-end stores has these kids dressing like little tramps. Not my daughter!
I have an eight-year-old niece. I give her a dress for her birthday in October that's for her Santa Claus picture, and a dress for Christmas that's suitable for the entire winter.

Now that she's gone from the 4-6X department to the 7-20, it's much much harder to find tasteful, modest clothing.

It seems that the stores are trying to tell these little girls that as soon as they're old enough to have more input into how they dress, they'll want to break free of the feminine, tasteful clothes and start wearing tight t-shirts with "Juicy" written across the chest.

Fortunately, my niece isn't like that.
 

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I agree with the sentiment. My daughter is only 4 months, but I hope to raise her to not even want to wear what I see some of my students wearing (13 and 14 year olds). Last year cnn ran a special on this stuff. Sick.

We have a Christmas Musicale at our school, and one of our gym teachers (a woman) has the girls do a dance routine that is utterly disturbing. Lots of hip thrusts and the like. I'm suprised our principal, who is ultra conservative, doesn't take issue.

As a society, we've become more and more sexualized, and while sex per se, isn't wrong, but natural, there does arise a problem when kids younger than high school age are dressing sexually, having sex, and getting screwed up emotionally.

Bottom line, it comes down to parents not parenting well enough. As a parent its your responsiblilty to keep your children safe. Unfortuantely with the times today, many parents are either too lazy to be bothered, or too busy working to keep a better eye on their children.
 

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As a society, we've become more and more sexualized, and while sex per se, isn't wrong, but natural, there does arise a problem when kids younger than high school age are dressing sexually, having sex, and getting screwed up emotionally.
I think it's part of an effort to create a prolonged adolescence. Elementary school children are dressing like sluts, and turning 21 means your irresponsible teenage years can go on forever, but now with alcohol! No wonder people in their thirties are moving back in with their parents - they've been convinced that someone else is responsible for their well-being, and their only role in life is to have a good time and wait for someone else to clean up the mess.
 

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I have an eight-year-old niece. I give her a dress for her birthday in October that's for her Santa Claus picture, and a dress for Christmas that's suitable for the entire winter.

Now that she's gone from the 4-6X department to the 7-20, it's much much harder to find tasteful, modest clothing.

It seems that the stores are trying to tell these little girls that as soon as they're old enough to have more input into how they dress, they'll want to break free of the feminine, tasteful clothes and start wearing tight t-shirts with "Juicy" written across the chest.

Fortunately, my niece isn't like that.
I know what you mean. My daughter is 7 but, since she takes after me (6'6"), she is already as tall as many 10-11 year olds. The clothing sold is not appropriate for an 11 year old girl and is definately NOT appropriate for on who is seven! Thank G*d for Land's End.
 

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I know what you mean. My daughter is 7 but, since she takes after me (6'6"), she is already as tall as many 10-11 year olds. The clothing sold is not appropriate for an 11 year old girl and is definately NOT appropriate for on who is seven! Thank G*d for Land's End.
I've been pleased with things I get from April Cornell, but there may be a gap between my niece's current size and the smallest ladies' size. :(

If money is no object, Best & Company is excellent. They're located in Greenwich, CT and at Bergdorf Goodman, which should give you an idea of their price point.

It's a shame Brooks Brothers doesn't do girls' clothes.
 

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I agree with the sentiment. My daughter is only 4 months, but I hope to raise her to not even want to wear what I see some of my students wearing (13 and 14 year olds). Last year cnn ran a special on this stuff. Sick.

We have a Christmas Musicale at our school, and one of our gym teachers (a woman) has the girls do a dance routine that is utterly disturbing. Lots of hip thrusts and the like. I'm suprised our principal, who is ultra conservative, doesn't take issue.

As a society, we've become more and more sexualized, and while sex per se, isn't wrong, but natural, there does arise a problem when kids younger than high school age are dressing sexually, having sex, and getting screwed up emotionally.

Bottom line, it comes down to parents not parenting well enough. As a parent its your responsiblilty to keep your children safe. Unfortuantely with the times today, many parents are either too lazy to be bothered, or too busy working to keep a better eye on their children.
We should get involved to fight this sort of stuff. The clothes the fashion industry are pushing for these young girls are more like kiddie porn than fashion. When our daughters were that age and 14-15, we didn't care about things like purple hair, but their clothes, while pretty wierd, were not pornographic or revealing (at least if they wanted to leave their bedrooms or be seen by anyone including their parents).

It is important to be involved in the school so gym teachers pushing pevlic thrust dancing can be kept unde control.
 
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