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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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keeping your teen dressing like a teen

sexy and the teenage girl

Here's the Problem

At one of my parenting parties, a mother of a 12-year-old girl asked me a question about teens dressing sexy. She described the cleavage action her daughter displays daily in her low-cut T-shirts. I resisted the urge to raise my eyebrow, hearing my own mother's voice in my head: “You're not leaving the house in that shirt, young lady.” The mom felt there was nothing she could do or say about it to her daughter. After all, how could she compete against today's culture and the provocative images that abound in magazines, TV, and movies?

Why It's a Problem

This mom ...

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