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    I just dont get the uproar over this cover? I dont love that my 5 year old can read covers, the other day it was "Look Kelly Clarkson found love at last" and then "Brandi cheated first" then "Who is Brandi and what is cheating"
    I dont worry to much about them seeing yet one more body that is fairly unattainable, they see it in media. We have been combating that message for years.

    There is a dove ad, that shows a woman and what she goes through in hair and makeup and then what they can do with airbrushing, it is an awesome video that all of my girls have seen. Very enlightening
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    I don't get the uproar either. I support her in writing to the store to express her concern but I hardly believe this was the first time her kids encountered a cover like this.

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    We hate it, and I have been known to turn magazines around in the racks at check out. It is just wrong..
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    Jace has never question or commented about any magazines during checkout. Covers like that don't bother me. I also love reading Cosmo, lol.

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    Our grocery store has a kid friendly lane with stickers and picture books instead of magazines and candy. My kiddies are too busy handing me groceries to put on the belt to care about magazine covers though. But no worries, I've already had the talk about what type of clothing choices are acceptable in our house with my girls. I think it is a talk that all families should have from a young age.
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    People tend to laugh at my kids, they are always pointing to clothes on the magazines and saying "inappropriate" and people in line think is pretty comical
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    We hate it, and I have been known to turn magazines around in the racks at check out. It is just wrong..
    I should do this. The ATMs at convenience stores are always next to the porn section of the magazine aisle in this country. Never mind my kids, I'm uncomfortable with this.
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    I was thinking about this thread last night because we watch American Idol when the kids are up (my 4 year old loves to hear the singing) and Mariah Carey seems to love to have her cleavage hanging out not much different from the chick on this magazine cover. For me, it's not going to make me not watch the show with my kids around. They are going to see it everywhere. Maybe if I had little boys I would feel differently. I just said to Sophia last night "do you think it's good that she wears those clothes with her boobs showing like that?" and she scrunched up her nose and said "no way" and I said "nah, I think she should put them away. We're not interested in seeing those. I think she should save them for her husband and her babies."

    This kind of goes along with the sex ed conversation to me. I can't (or don't want to) shelter my kids from what's out there...I want to have a conversation about it. And Lisa it cracks me up that your girls say "inappropriate" when they see that stuff. My nieces and nephews do the same thing...they are older than my kids and their favorite saying is "that is so inappropriate"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SID081108 View Post
    I was thinking about this thread last night because we watch American Idol when the kids are up (my 4 year old loves to hear the singing) and Mariah Carey seems to love to have her cleavage hanging out not much different from the chick on this magazine cover. For me, it's not going to make me not watch the show with my kids around. They are going to see it everywhere. Maybe if I had little boys I would feel differently. I just said to Sophia last night "do you think it's good that she wears those clothes with her boobs showing like that?" and she scrunched up her nose and said "no way" and I said "nah, I think she should put them away. We're not interested in seeing those. I think she should save them for her husband and her babies."

    This kind of goes along with the sex ed conversation to me. I can't (or don't want to) shelter my kids from what's out there...I want to have a conversation about it. And Lisa it cracks me up that your girls say "inappropriate" when they see that stuff. My nieces and nephews do the same thing...they are older than my kids and their favorite saying is "that is so inappropriate"
    But she wasn't wearing that dress on the cover of a magazine in your kid's face in the grocery store. She was on American Idol and truth be told I don't find what she was wearing to be all that inappropriate for that show. I've seen worse at the Grammies or the Oscars. Plus, what your (general) kids watch on TV is something that parents have control over. If the content of the show or what the judges are wearing you find to be inappropriate, then watch something else.

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    Cleavage just isn't a big deal to me. I show more skin when I wear a bikini and I do all summer. I think it's an over reaction.

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