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Parents have always complained that kids "grow up too fast." But in the case of young girls, it may really be true.
Last year, a study by the American Psychological Association found that the increase of sexualized images of girls and young women in advertising, merchandising and media is harmful to girls' self-image and healthy development.
Where We Live takes a look at how companies market clothes, styles, music and more to teenagers and "tweens." Do these trends encourage early sexual behavior? What role can parents play in stopping this early-onset "adulthood?"
We'll talk to young people about these issues. We'll also hear from Quinnipiac Professor Michele Hoffnung and Author Sharon Lamb. Her book is called Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes. We'll also speak with Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence.
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