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          Growing Up Too Fast?

          April 10, 2009

          Dr. Phil talks with parents who say it’s difficult to raise their teen daughter in an oversexed, celebrity-obsessed, cosmetic surgery-seeking society.  


          The Demi-licious Factor?

          Char and Robb say they are concerned about their 14-year-old daughter, Demi, who dresses too sexy for her age. Demi likes to wear thong underwear, tight jeans and high heels. She gets her fashion inspiration from celebrities and says she doesn’t mind being called a slut.


          “A slut is someone who can get guys and manipulate them, and who’s really pretty.”



          Finding Her Role

          Demi and 12-year-old sister, RobbyAnne, don’t get along and fight often. RobbyAnne says she’s embarrassed by her older sister because of the way she dresses and what people say about her at school. What does RobbyAnne have to do with the role Demi has chosen?


          “She’s perfect. She’s the star student, the over-achiever, and I’m like the *it.'”



          A United Front

          Dr. Phil talks with Robb and Char without their daughters, and hits them with some hard questions. Are they really doing all they can to stop Demi from dressing provocatively? Dr. Phil reads them a portion of Demi’s interview and implores them to act as a team when they tell their daughter no.


          “The real Demi is gone and forgotten … I don’t even know who I am anymore.” 



          The Sexualization of Your Daughter

          Dr. Phil introduces Dr. Gigi Durham, author of the book, The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization of Young Girls and What We Can Do About It. And, Dr. Phil tells Demi that her celebrity role models are not who she thinks they are.


          “They don’t really look like that!” 

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