Sexualizing Halloween costumes for toddlers

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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


Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.