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. Linda Smith

    More right-wing blah blah blah. When will it end? The influence of the right-wing thugs in Washington has spread to TC MITS (The common man in the street). Those thugs have to go. It's as simple as that!

    September 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • SDflkj

      And what does that have to do with the pe do phile mommy story?

      September 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Colossus

      Guess giving your tots FAKE breast is ok with you, huh??? you probably did not even read the article.

      September 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • V. P..

      What in the world are you talking about? Stick to the subject at hand!

      September 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandon

      so what you are saying is anti pedo philia is a right wing thing? Awesome, well I am against pedo phili so I guess Im a right winger. Thanks for the logic.

      September 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • volksmaniac

      How did this story bring you to the conclusion that right wing thugs are at the root of this behavior ? Sounds like pretzel logic to me . This is misguided parents pimping their offspring , not some right wing conspiracy . Try to stay in the real world when you are awake .

      September 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GT

    Well, the good news is... if this is some kind of "are you or aren't you a pedophile test?" I passed! (NOT a Pedo.)
    When I see these pictures I think they look absolutely terrible, stupid and disgusting.

    September 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      You disgusting SOB, wretched human being.

      September 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      @FAKEY...your a tard...

      September 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ge-rob

    Good post Linda Smith,thank you. You said it all.

    September 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. toby

    If you're going to dress and treat your kids like adults...so will I.

    September 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT (Slayer of the Biebs)

    HEHHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE

    September 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ameriwh0res

    Looks like they are putting these young girls on the fast track to being your typical Ameriwh0res.

    September 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. STEVE

    Child beauty pageants are child abuse.

    September 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • V. P..

      Agree

      September 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mommy679

    the whole idea of pageants for kids this young is just disgusting and immoral – what values are you teaching your daughters?!?!?! smh..

    September 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hongrn

    There will always be trailer trash in our society, so there will always be child pageants. I feel sorry for these poor kids going down the trailer trash path like their moms.

    September 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Synapse

    Is anyone else tired of parents, religious leaders, and politicians pimping out children? This article points out some of the worst. The other "worst" is seeing children [far younger than 18, voting age] organized on street corners during political campaigns, holding signs in support of anti-gay/illegal alien initiatives.

    September 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tool fan #1

    Datass

    September 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. moe smith

    "One young pageant contestant shows off her false costume enhancements" - As opposed to using TRUE costume enhancements. LEARN TO FNCKING WRITE YOU TWITS.

    September 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joe

    They need to read LZ's article "Parents, don't dress your girls like tramps"
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/04/19/granderson.children.dress/index.html?iref=allsearch

    September 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • moe smith

      they weren't. those are called... wait for it... COSTUMES. that's not every day wear. go drink draino before you decide to vomit more stupidity on the internet

      September 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. paulm5545

    Mother's still playing dolls, using their daughters as dolls. Pathetic, no matter how they try to justify it. Grow up, mom's.

    September 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cosmos42

    And we wonder why Islamic fundamentalists call America "The Great Satan"...

    September 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
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