5 Threats Your Teen Faces

With the marketing of thongs to grade-schoolers, most of us realize our girls were being sexualized at younger ages. Still, a recent study  surprised many. Using paper dolls to assess self-sexualization in 6-9-year-old girls, psychologists found that 68% of the girls wanted to look like the sexy doll and 72% of the girls thought the sexier doll was more popular than the non-sexy doll.

This early sexualization has long term consequences for both our daughters and sons, including engaging in risky sexual behavior in the hopes of gaining attention and popularity.