• Children these days are being sexualized at a very young age, and this is affecting their emotional development in a negative way.
• Young girls should not be learning that the way you dress is more important than anything else. Instead, other interests should be focused upon.
• Girls should not be encouraged to compare dresses and the clothes they wear, as this could make some children outcasts; not all parents can afford to dress their children in the latest designer clothes.
Of course, it is a special night for your young girl, but remember: She is still a child, and should not be exposed to ideas that can be damaging when she is so young. Under no circumstances should low-cut dresses or high heels be worn. If you go looking for a dress, aim to keep the shopping trip fun and light-hearted. Too much time spent in front of mirrors can be detrimental to the development of young girls who should be out playing and having fun with friends.