Have you seen the pics?
By Julie Levy ~ Posted Tue, 04/29/2008 - 10:12am
If you have a kid who is a Hannah Montana fan or if you watch the news, then you have probably seen or at least heard about the Vanity Fair pictures of Miley Cyrus. Cyrus is the 15-year-old actress who plays Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel show and the majority of her fans are younger girls in the 6-12 age range.
At best, the pictures taken by famed photographer Annie Liebovitz can be described as risqué - artistic in a sense, but risqué for a girl who is 15.
I could spend a considerable amount of time sharing my thoughts on these pictures and how many people feel they are inappropriate and too sexually suggestive for a 15-year-old but I think that Cyrus' pictures are representative of a larger problem. How do you monitor and decide what is age appropriate for your kids?
Today it is not uncommon to see 9-year-old girls at the salon for manicures, pedicures and waxing services. Shopping for clothing, particularly for girls, is a challenge if you want to comply with school dress code guidelines and have a bit of modesty. For all kids, licensed character, show and sports wear is more than just a logo, it also represents the the entity behind the label.
So my question for you is: How do you decide what is okay and not okay for you child? What strategies do you use when your child(ren) want to follow a trend that you feel is inappropriate? How young is too young for how old is old enough for certain trends?
Thanks for sharing!