Way too Young to Look That Old

Does Anyone Have a Cover up?

Dr. Robyn Silverman

Is it any wonder that many young preteens or teens want to dress beyond their years and walk out of the house wearing dresses that look like lingerie or low cut blouses exposing their bras?  Parents and teachers– boy are we up against a major force.  It’s the celebrity force.  Perhaps we can also refer to it as the “The Miley Cyrus Cyclone,” the “Gossip Girl Gale Force Winds” or the “Lohan Factor.” These girls are 14 and 15 years old…allegedly– several of whom are hitting the club scene:

Hard-partying “Gossip Girl” star Taylor Momsen smooches girls in nightclubs, Miley Cyrus dates a 20-year-old model and Lindsay Lohan’s kid sis loves her cleavage-baring shirts. Did we mention they’re all in their mid-teens? (NY Daily News)

Have you seen these pics?

Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds Concert PremiereGossip Girl age 15

Could we get the dress a little more low cut or the skirt any higher?  What are we saying to our girls about what they should be exposing to the world in order to be fashionable, beautiful and loved?

And of course, some parents are either oblivious or just right on board:

Ali Lohan and Dina Lohan

You would think these girls were older– and then they show you that, no, they’re just as young as their age tells you they are.  Miley, for instance, was on the Ellen Degeneres show, giggles like a…well, school girl when asked about her boyfriend– yes, at 15 years old, she’s dating a 20 year old. Can you say, “underage?”

What do you think of our daughters’ role models?  And what does this tell our sons about what to expect?

Hey Parents and Mentors! How are you combating these forces of Hollywood?

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