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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Television: Teens Mimic What They See

"Mom!" No-No hollered from her room. "You wouldn't believe what Fred has done to her face."

Actually there was never telling what my oldest had done to her face, her arms, her legs, and even her hair. She was my artsy-fartsy child and was known to paint  things on herself.

 
Anyway, that morning she bounced a pair of Dorothy-like-braids as she came out of her room.  Hand-drawn colorful flowers and vines trailed along her brows and around her eyes. But that was nothing compared to this:


Last year, it appeared that Kylie Jenner had grown a pair of gi-normous lips. It happened out of nowhere. According to little Miss Jenner, she never had lip surgery. She had stated that she was "just really good with lip liner."

Pic from the Internet

Twitter and Instagram photos of Kylies larger-than-sister-KK's butt-lips spawned the #KylieJennerChallenge

Teens have been injuring themselves by placing bottles, cups, aspirin bottles, and even deodorant caps. over their lips and sucking in to make a suction. After so many seconds they pop their mouths out of the containers. It's a drooling mess and has caused bleeding and bruising and a lot of swollen lips.

I'm thankful Fred danced to her own drum instead of following some slutty-self-absorbed-celeb.

Still think television and media aren't brainwashing us? Dangerous? If a celebrity can get your kid to do this, what else can they lead them to do?

Here are some other articles on this if you're interested:





I hope everyone has a great week. Thursdays, I will begin an on-line novel: The Immoral. Chapter 1 will be posted this week. I will make sure these chapters stay at 300 to 600 words.

Hugs and chocolate, all!
Shelly

22 comments:

  1. Can't wait to read the book. The Immoral - sounds suitably eerie.

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  2. I tried to Tweet, but it said I already had. Not so for this Blog post. You will find it difficult to sell a novel if you post it for free. I have real problems with that concept. Your work is worth more than that!

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    1. The novel is for fun with a message embedded in it, Mari. It's also something to keep my creative juices flowing.

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  3. All you have to do is tell them it won't work. Then they will try it.

    I have a nephew who writes science fiction. He started out giving his new books away. People read them so he began to charge for his books. He writes every day and has many fans as well as lots of books out.

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    1. Amazing! My no. 2 daughter never followed the crowd on anything. Can't say that about no. 1. But she had her own idea of what pretty was.

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  4. It's scary how brain washed people can become.

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    1. Yup. All the way to the point of hurting themselves.

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  5. I've always thought the teenage years were a test for humanity--if one survived the stupidity of being a teenager (and I thought they were stupid even when I was one!), they had a real shot at life.

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    1. I can't remember being that stupid as a teen. But then again, I was afraid of pretty much everything.

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  6. Oh My Goodness, I hope the lips can bounce back. hahahahahah no I don't.
    If you want to post your chapter book on your blog as a writing exercise go for it. Several writer friend have posted their books (in print already) on their blogs.

    cheers, parsnip

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  7. I'm afraid I have nothing nice to say about the kardashians or anything to do with them. And I despise what the media does to make people think they have to be something other than themselves.

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  8. Yep. You probably saw my post about my daughter trying that. Crazy!

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    1. No. Sorry. I didn't. I'll have to look for it though.

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  9. No kids and too old to do anything like that myself. Not that I watch TV much anyway

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    1. Sometimes I think it's good not to have kids. But then what am I thinking. Cuz I loved being a mom and being a grandma is the best.

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  10. It gets crazier and scarier. The TV should be used with guidance from parents really.

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    1. It's hard when both parents work or when you're single. The first couple years that I was on my own with the girls, we had no cable. I should've kept it that way. It was easier to keep up with 2 channels and DVDs.

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