Black Parenting : Little Girls In High Heels

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  1. cherryblossom

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    Little Girls in High Heels: Moderation Is Key
    Some question whether kids are socially and physically ready for the footwear.

    06:03 | 01/27/2010

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    Should Little Girls Wear High Heels?
    Some Worry Trend May Sexualize Little Girls and Harm Their Physical Development

    Jan. 27, 2010


    ...Wanting Mom's Sophistication
    "People say they're only for special occasions, for church, for weddings, but little girls are so into it," Kingloff said. "They want to show it off, they want to be as sophisticated as their moms."

    But some question the trend, worrying that placing little girls in heels may jeopardize their physical development or place them in physical risk.

    Kingloff said it's hard for little girls to keep their balance when they are wearing heels.

    "It's just not practical, it's not safe," she said.

    The trend does pose potential health risks.

    "We're dealing with a foot that's in development, which means the muscles, the tendons and the ligaments are certainly not as strong at that age as they are at age 18," said Dr. Rock Positano, a foot disorder specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

    There's also criticism that the fashion statement may send the wrong message, that it may sexualizing little girls....


    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Parenting/
     
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    I've seen some "wedge-heel" shoes on a little girl (about 3) and she could barely walk in them.

    IMO, a LITTLE heel, and I do mean VERY little (especially a BLOCK heel *more support*) on a child's shoe is okay, IMO, for special occasions....and even that is according to the age of the child.

    But, good grief!....What's wrong with flat shoes for 2 and 3 year olds?!

    smh
     
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    Who is the adult?

    Unfortunately, this is one of many examples of the changing of times. You will notice that girl fashions has evolved into short minis, midriff and back out, make-up and much more. Shopping for my daughter has become a challenging task..with too many inappropriate choices. In my opinion, a child should look like a child..what momma wears is appropriate for an adult and when her daughter comes of age, her freedom to dress in like manner can be exercised.
     
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    Sho nuff!

    This is why I applaud those mothers in the "Let Girls Be Girls Campaign"
     
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    smh

    Thank you for the link!

    What are they really tryna do here? I don't think any parent in their right mind would buy their 8yr baby a push up bra. For what? They don't even need a bra at 8 yrs old.

    Is this some sort of distraction to keep people minds off of whats really going on in the world? This just makes no sense to me.


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    I have two daughters (13 and 14) and there are certain things they just aren't allowed to wear. It is getting harder to find what I think is age appropriate clothing. What I think is age appropriate is "old fashioned" to my girls. When they were younger it was easier to dress them because I just never bought the heels for them and they didn't wear clothing with their backs, butts or bellies out lol. Now that they are teenagers they want to dress like some of their friends and I won't allow them to wear revealing clothes. I tell them they have plenty of time for that and they will not be dressing like that on my dime. It's a constant battle when I take them shopping. Now I usually shop for them alone because I don't want to hear it lol.
     
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    Sho nuff, Sister!

    All they do is take whatever Beyonce, et al is wearing and make in children's/tweeny sizes. :cool:

    Whatever is on BET videos is what can also be found on the racks in the stores.

    "See-through" and sparkly and low-cut and cropped and any cut of clothing that HUGS TO or reveals the body in some way.


    ...making our children "ENDANGERED."
     
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