"Sexy Too Soon? Body Image, Media and Self-esteem" A ParentMap signature event & panel discussion.
Is six the new 16? When did 8-year-olds start wearing glitter makeup and skimpy skirts? And why do 6-year-olds prefer Hannah Montana and High School Musical to Curious George and The Electric Company?
Popular culture bombards us - and our children - with sexy images, clothing, toys, Web sites, downloadable music and TV shows that, once upon a time, would have made any 13-year-old blush. The fallout? Kids who model themselves after sexy teen icons, propelling themselves toward social and physical maturity at younger ages than ever before.
This panel will discuss the pressures that today's girls feel regarding their body image, sexuality and social status. What's the new "normal" when it comes to makeup, minis, and tight, trendy, tees? What does "sexy" really mean these days? And where are the grown-ups while all this fast-tracking is going on?
Most important, how does this over-hyped, ramped-up Cosmo Girl environment affect our daughters' self-esteem - and their images of who they are?
Panelists include: Dr. Diana Wiley, therapist at Seattle Institute for Sex Therapy Education and a licensed marriage and family therapist, Julie Metzger, RN, creator of Seattle Childrens' popular "For Girls Only" and "For Boys Only" workshops, and Amy Lang, a sex educator and the founder of Birds + Bees + Kids lectures and books.
This is a ParentMap signature event - panel discussion, goody bags, food and wine. Pre-lecture reception starts at 6:00 pm. Panel discussion is from 7 - 9 pm.
Seattle Children's Theatre
201 Thomas Street
Seattle, WA 98109
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|