My memories of trick-or-treating are sweet and innocent — being sent to family friends’ houses in a pink princess dress with my aluminum-foil-wrapped spaceman brother.
Apparently, girls these days aren’t limited to homemade or even age-appropriate costumes. Stores feature adult-modified costumes of everything from little French maids to Britney Spears to "Red Hot," coming in sizes toddler to preteen.
While parents may find these costumes cute and innocuous, some thought should be given to the effect their daughter’s scanty "Devilicious" costume (in photo) is having on her concept of self-worth and body image.
Parents may not be able to stop the deluge of societal pressures on girls, but at the very least, they can help buy a few more years of innocence by not allowing sexy Halloween costumes.
Posted by Kristin Mehler
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