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Sexualizing Halloween costumes for toddlers

Posted at 1:17 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 16:31:35-04

Therapist Jessie Shepherd shared her insight on the topic of avoiding sexy costumes for younger kids.

How do parents find age appropriate costumes?
• Be creative!
• Look in the `boys section`
• Using leggings/long sleeves

How to confront your children about their sexy costume ideas?
• No shaming or embarrassment
• Calm and Honest
• Give concrete answers
• Remind them how amazing they are

How do you talk to your children about the sexual nature of some costumes for women?

• Talk about it often
• Discuss how these women might be seen
• Do not need to show skin to be attractive