Gotta Watch: Too old too soon?
One young pageant contestant shows off her false costume enhancements.
September 9th, 2011
10:22 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Too old too soon?

Parenting isn't an exact science, which is probably why there's so much variation in technique from family to family. But sometimes, parents employ practices that raise eyebrows. Whether it's dressing a daughter up like a cinematic prostitute for a beauty pageant or giving your toddler fake breasts, you've gotta watch these controversial parenting choices.

Pageant enhancement – A toddler pays homage to Dolly Parton in a beauty pageant - complete with a set of fake breasts and padded butt.
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Botox baby mom – Which is more startling: a mother who claims to give her young daughter Botox so she can compete in beauty pageants, or a mother who later says her Botox tale was a hoax? You decide.
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Do a little dance – These dancers caused controversy when their performance video went viral. Critics said the moves were too sexually suggestive for such young girls. But, the dancers’ parents totally supported the routine.
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Too hot for tots? – Even this mom admits dressing her toddler like a prostitute for a beauty pageant may not have been the best idea, but she did think it was funny. With the inspiration coming from her favorite movie, watch this mother explain why she decided to dress her daughter like a character from "Pretty Woman."
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  1. Kate

    Women that do this with their girl babies need to have their children removed form them

    September 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • TwM

      100% agree

      September 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      Kate, I couldn't agree more. Plus the mothers need some phyciatric help as well. This stuff turns my stomach. The women seem to be trying to live vicariously through their daughters. All parents do this to some extent, trying to help their children avoid some past mistakes and such. But what kind of life did these mothers want to live if they do this to their children?

      September 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • darlene

      They certainly do, Where's the child abuse agencies? If THEY see this as perfeclty fine then this world is more messed up then i thought. They are QUICK to respond to other types of calls BUT yet they sit back with all this? Lord, help this world, We sure need it

      September 9, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TNgirl

    Too many partents are trying to re-live their lives through their children and are wanting them to get rich or famous. Exposing them to dance is good but not allowing them to stay young children is bad. Kids are growing up too fast!

    September 9, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Brian

    Good job everyone. Isolation can lead a person or group of people to deviate from accepted behavior. They just don't get the constant feedback needed to keep them grounded. This pagent activity seems to involve a group of people that tend operate in isolation as the activity involves such a small close nit group. So it's good to get these kind of stories out there and for people to react hinestly so they can see where the lines of appropriate behavior are as defined by our society.

    September 9, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • darlene

      Right, these " pagents" need to be blown wide open for the world to see what goes on. Sickening as it is, these " pagents" have been going on for many yrs. The news agencies as well as other groups need to keep exposing these " pagents"

      September 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. concerned

    This is disgusting. There is not a doubt in my mind that these women are mentally ill and do not deserve their children. I guess Jon Benet wasn't enough of a wakeup call??

    September 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • darlene

      Apparently it wasnt. Her killer or killers were never found. I bet was some sicko pedophile that hangs out at these " pagents" looking for easy prey that killed her.They cant be 100% sure that pedophiles arent attending these " pagents"

      September 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    Good grief Kate! You must be a fan of Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann. Such tea party lingo. Obviously,you are a supporter of the obscene war in the Middle East. How disappointing! I bet any minute that clown,banasy is going to be stealing people's names and start posting her right-wing mumbo-jumbo. How sick!

    September 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sharon

    Good post raven,thank you. You said it all.

    September 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tammy

    Does Anderson Cooper have COPD or something? I hear an AWEFUL lot of wheezing from him when he talks. What's up with that? I couldn't even stand to hear the stories b/c of his wheezing.

    September 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Thomas Covenant

    It is sick. And those parents who sit there smiling for the camera are the worst sort of panderers.

    September 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sunflower

    These sickos don't deserve the priviledge of raising children....and if it were up to me, they wouldn't.

    September 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Todd

    I'll tell you what gets my goat,Sharon,you have so many tea partiers posting useless posts and sharing their right-wing blah blah blah,that it makes me want to vomit every time. How truly sickening!

    September 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. tiffyx

    What the heck?!

    September 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Linda Smith

    I think that mothers that dress up there little ones like that need there "Heads Examine"

    September 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisel

      *their

      September 9, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BVN

    Proof that no-one is qualified to be a parent, and therefore should not breed. Thank you.

    September 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sunflower

    Good post Todd,thank you.

    September 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ge-rob

    Amazing how absolutely clueless some parents are. Hope the mother enjoyed flaunting her daughter as bait in front of the many pedophiles. They can now use her daughter as their new pin-up model.

    September 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
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