Dd1 has a best friend. Her best friend is the youngest of a family of four... all the older kids are teenagers. Dd's friend is exposed to teenage sisters who are dating, watching teenager shows, etc. So I get it - she is exposed to it. But my dd1 is not. She's 6. I don't expect her to be overly concerned with boys and boyfriends. And aware of a sex act. Ugh. I had a long talk with the other mom and chatted with both girls about enjoying their childhood, don't rush the boy stuff, it will have it's turn. The other mom talked to the older sisters about watching what they say around their 6 y.o. sister.
Dd laughingly says "You look sexy!" and stuff like that. I ask her what does sexy mean? She says, "Really, really pretty." We had a talk today about what it really means (in an age appropriate way). I try to talk with dd about the media, what we see portrayed there. I think it's hard for her to be straddling two worlds: in our house we do media analysis and critique, while her friend is totally bought in to the Bratz cool-girl look and attitude. When dd is with her, they play modelling and stuff like that. Ugh. I am working my way around leaving the girls some room to just be kids, I know they are copying what they see on TV and the big girls (older sisters). But it still unsettles me to hear my little ones run around saying SEXY SEXY SEXY!!!!
I am not articulating myself very well right now because it's 2 a.m. and I'm beyond tired. Just wondering if anyone else had to deal with something like this before and what you did about it. Thanks.