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Toddlers and Tiaras- The exploitation of children by childish parents
The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-17-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson

Posted on 08/18/2012 6:11:55 PM PDT by 1pitech

Toddlers and Tiaras- The exploitation of children by childish parents. The subject of discussion is this segment of the Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM with host Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson.

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1 posted on 08/18/2012 6:12:03 PM PDT by 1pitech
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To: 1pitech

You want to see insanely driven parents, enter the world of high school sports.


2 posted on 08/18/2012 6:14:22 PM PDT by lurk
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To: lurk

Or Little League.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 6:19:02 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: lurk
I gave up coaching Little League because I could see that the parental involvement had gotten out of hand.

I wish I had the knowledge back then that Mike Matheny had when he wrote this "open letter to Little League parents," and the guts to lay it out there for the parents of my team's players:

Letter to Parents of Little Leaguers

4 posted on 08/18/2012 6:20:19 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: 1pitech

the only exploitation I see happening to children is the environmental indoctrination the kids are subjected to from prekindergarten upwards.


5 posted on 08/18/2012 6:22:26 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: lurk

Sometimes I catch part of the local sports wacko talk show as I flip to something else worth listening to. What times I listen, it is sad to hear all these guys call up and obsess to apparently no end about some junior high or high school player at some nowhere school.

Going to some sports type bars every once in a great while with friends it is sad and funny at the same time seeing so many older fat and a few morbidly obese guys go bananas over every play and replay. I am hardly the picture of slim and trim but am working on it but I don’t go bonkers like that since sports means nothing to me.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 6:28:33 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: 1pitech

What amazes me is that the local news will devote more time to high school sports reporting than almost anything else.


7 posted on 08/18/2012 6:34:19 PM PDT by The_Freemason (Life is Hard, It;s Harder if you are stupid......John Wayne)
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To: Alberta's Child

I don’t think my mom or dad ever went to one of my brothers’ little league games - they rode their bikes to the field, played their games, and came home and told us if they won or lost. This was in the 60’s. That was a great time to grow up.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 6:44:56 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: 1pitech

I don’t think there’s anything much worse than “Toddlers and Tiaras”. In my mind, those little girls (and now they have boys’ pageants) are the worst.

At least athletics can give the players some good exercise and fresh air!

There is no reason that I can see for 4, 5, 6r yr old little girls doing bumps and grinds, and wiggling their rear ends at an audience full of adults. Even some of the costumes they wear are very suggestive.

I nearly break my arm to change the channel when I come across one of those shows.


9 posted on 08/18/2012 6:48:13 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Col Frank Slade
Or Little League.

Sexual exploitation of little girls is the same as the values sportsmanship and other things little league teaches?

Ummmkay, gotcha.

10 posted on 08/18/2012 6:59:18 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: 1pitech
Crazy Pageant Mom Pictures, Images and Photos
11 posted on 08/18/2012 7:01:55 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: basil

I have to agree 100% with your comment. You’re right, this is NOTHING worse than these child “pageants.” To compare them with Little League is a bit much.

Are some “sport parents” over the top sometimes? Sure, but nothing is as low as watching some fat mother with the IQ of 75 dress her 6 year old daughter up like a prostitute, put enough make up and hair spray on her so that she looks more like she’s 26, force, force her to dance provocatively in front of like minded fools and pedophiles, and then bring said daughter to tears of anguish from the tremendous pressure of it all.

These people should be put away.


12 posted on 08/18/2012 7:07:15 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Col Frank Slade

Speaking of Little League.

Who the hell decided that Neuvo Laredo would be a good place for the LL World Series?


13 posted on 08/18/2012 7:09:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t know what you’re referring to but the Series I’, watching now is in Williamsport, PA.


14 posted on 08/18/2012 7:13:01 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

Might have been some sort of playoff game. I wasn’t paying close attention but I did catch the fact that both teams playing had lost their first games.


15 posted on 08/18/2012 7:18:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: The_Freemason

News here this week was the local school board called a special meeting to fire the football coach, one of the board members was mad because his son wasn’t getting to play.....so they voted 4 to 3 to fire the coach. Most likely the kid isn’t the best player but hey, his dad is on the school board :)


16 posted on 08/18/2012 7:23:05 PM PDT by GrannyK
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Referring to out of control parents.


17 posted on 08/18/2012 7:23:27 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: 1pitech
I never knew about that childhood pageant stuff until that little Ramsey girl was killed.It's one thing for a little girl to get into mommy's makeup and smear lipstick all over her face.That's normal...and even cute.But you don't take a 5 year old girl,put a wig on her,an inch of makeup and fake rhinestones and parade her around a stage.THAT is child abuse.THAT is child exploitation.THAT is profoundly abnormal.
18 posted on 08/18/2012 7:43:22 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: FrdmLvr

Ditto for me, that was the 1970s. The only parents who ever showed up were the coaches.


19 posted on 08/18/2012 7:45:39 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: basil

I remember seeing a documentary about it about ten years ago, the whole subculture struck me as *extremely* creepy.


20 posted on 08/18/2012 7:47:41 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: basil
I don’t think there’s anything much worse than “Toddlers and Tiaras”.

It's a show from the deepest pits of Hell, any parent that does that to their kid should be arrested for Child Abuse.

21 posted on 08/18/2012 7:49:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 1pitech

Toddlers and Tiaras drunk girl interview.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl0vBV67Yx0


22 posted on 08/18/2012 7:50:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Snickering Hound

Though I must admit, this was pretty funny

Tom Hanks on Toddlers and Tiaras

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPLWKBWkn3s


23 posted on 08/18/2012 7:50:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: The_Freemason
the local news will devote more time to high school sports reporting than almost anything else

Correction: the local news will devote more time to high school football reporting than almost anything else.

Signed: proud mom of a high school cross country runner.

24 posted on 08/18/2012 8:11:02 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: 1pitech
that stupid show is a pedophiles dream show... And dumb mothers are proud to give it to them...something is wrong with those women and men...
25 posted on 08/18/2012 8:20:13 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Hit the nail squarely on the head. Played sports growing up. I witnessed two incident involving a moronic parent (dads coaching baseball. Kids were on the team. Ugly scene).

I have read about overbearing parents who live through their children, and situations which involve moronic behavior, but the worse offender in the systematic exploitation of children is the public education systems.


26 posted on 08/18/2012 8:24:27 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: 1pitech

When this first became a big deal, I never can wrap my head around it. It just seems so wrong.


27 posted on 08/18/2012 10:42:41 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: dfwgator

I’ve only seen a few trailers for the show. I’ve never watched it, and recently returned my cable box because of the lack of things worth watching, but that was a pretty funny parody.


28 posted on 08/19/2012 1:00:57 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: The_Freemason

It boggles the mind for me. Here the local AM station news always seems to have some space for some HS sports action.

Aren’t there enough dedicated sports radio channels out there? There is at least one here that is a sister station I think to the AM news one.


29 posted on 08/19/2012 6:12:18 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: dfwgator

That was funny despite Tom (tolerable) and Opie Cunningham (who I really can’t stand).


30 posted on 08/19/2012 6:20:21 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Alberta's Child; lurk
In a day and age where everyone rings their hands over childhood obesity, kids not playing outside, sitting in front of tv/computer/video screens, etc.... What's so amazing is the lack of opportunity for kids to play sports "for fun" or "just to try it out". If you don't have your child in a sports program from the age of 4 or 5, if they haven't "proven" themselves on the field as an elementary schooler -- you can pretty much forget about high school or even middle school sports. It is not about fun, exercise, or (ha ha) "sportsmanship", it's about crazy parents living vicariously through only the "best" players.
31 posted on 08/19/2012 6:23:42 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: wally_bert

I like Tom when he sticks to doing comedy.


32 posted on 08/19/2012 9:43:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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