Bratz

@tiffiny (872)
United States
December 6, 2007 6:48pm CST
I know you all have seen these dolls. You can't turn on the TV with out seeing eight million commercials for something of theirs. I won't allow my daughter to have them when she gets older. My husband thinks I'm being overly protective and tells me that it's just a doll. I belive that it is going to give young girls the impression that the way those dolls look and behave on the cartoon and movies is how they are suppose to look and behave. Resulting in a bunch of snotty, drama filled children. Adding on to the fact that our youth will look like mini hookers. But what do you guys think? Am I being over protective? I'm still not going to allow them in my house but I just wanted your oppionions. And how are your daughters behaving with them?
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
7 Dec 07
They are just dolls, and you see worse on television anyway..Besides what children wear is totally up to the parents on what they buy, I cant see an 8 year old running down the shops buying her own clothes and kids only learn what they are taught, if your gonna run around saying they look like hookers then thats what the kids are gonna learn ...
@tiffiny (872)
• United States
7 Dec 07
I will say they look like hookers and I hope that my daughter will realize that she shouldn't look like that unless she want's the negitive attention.
• Canada
7 Dec 07
actually Ive never heard or seen them before, maybe its becasue im in canada... who knows
@tiffiny (872)
• United States
7 Dec 07
I'll try to find a picture of them latter tonight to put up here for you. Trust me Canada isn't missin anything if you don't have them thank the good Lord. They are nasty
• United States
29 Apr 08
Bratz dolls are so sleazy. I would be mad if my daughter got one of these from a classmate for her birthday. I am totally against Bratz dolls.
@altari (23)
• United States
7 Dec 07
We're the same. And it's less of the fear of the reactions they'll have, and more of an aversion to promoting materialism. I DO see a lot of influence from TV/movies/etc on my oldest daughter (she's 5). She uses the phrases from the kids on Disney and PBS (her favorite is Arthur's "But that'll take foreevvveeerrrr") Mostly, though, I'm really afraid of her picking up the idea that she *needs* stuff. We don't let her have Barbies for that reason. You can never just have Barbie. You need the Dream House, the SUV, the pets, the this, the that, new clothes, new...well...crap. A lot of these fad dolls really promote that kind of unbridled materialism, which I think is 10 times worse than dressing like a street walker. You can change their clothes, but you can't easily unspoil your kids.
• United States
7 Dec 07
My daughter had so many Bratz it was too many. She also had the whole lot of barbies. Along with the betty spagetti dolls and so on. I personally don't see any change in my daughter do to a doll. I have noticed a change in her from the children at school. She is such a sweet girl and it's never changed. I also felt barbie was not good for little girls. How many ken dolls have you seen in the same box with barbie and child. Personally I see more of a bad influance from the parents of these kids. Not one doll has ever hit another and stayed in the home. Not one bratz doll has been on a commercial ckeating on their spouce. These are the facts the kids love the dolls. Hiding them from them does nothing. It would mean the parent has no other wrong doing in their home. Smoking,drinking,rude language,disrespectful kids,etc. None of these you learn from Bratz dolls. I find they are tiny and very fashionable like the models with millions of dollars.