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Toddlers and Tiaras

Mom Throws Tantrum On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 12.15.2011 | TV

There have been some epic meltdowns on "Toddlers & Tiaras" ( Wed., 10PM ET on TLC), but they have usually come courtesy of the toddlers. Last night, h...

Toddlers Out On The Town?!

Posted 11.18.2011 | Style

The pint-sized stars of "Toddlers and Tiaras," that controversial show on TLC about child beauty pageants, looked more like typical Manhattan socialit...

'There Are Normal People Who Do This,' Say 'Toddlers & Tiaras' Family

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.18.2011 | Parents

Forget toddlers and tiaras -- try infants and tiaras. For Ellie Granda, the pageant life is all she's ever known. She won her first competition at six...

Narcissistic Parents: Will Their Kids Be All Right?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

While the parents of toddlers in tiaras may be hyper focused on enhancing their children's beauty -- narrow as that 'talent' may be -- is it really that different from the dynamics involved in other children's competitions?

WATCH: 'Toddlers & Tiaras,' 22 Years Later

Posted 11.28.2011 | Comedy

"Toddlers & Tiaras," a TLC reality series that follows the lives of tiny pageant contestants and their parents, is one of the more controversial shows...

Top 5 Lessons Normal Parents Can Learn From Toddlers & Tiaras

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 11.21.2011 | Parents
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Children's pageants promote unhealthy competition, the cultivation of negative personality traits and an over-emphasis on appearance. While this may be obvious to many, what we often fail to see are the grains of these behaviors "normal" parents may engage in.

Toddlers & Tiaras: A Cultural Car Wreck

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

While I don't know what's going to happen to this show, I have a pretty good idea of what's going to happen to some of those little girls. They're going to wind up in my practice or in someone else's, angry and hurt and bewildered.

Naughty But Nice Rob

Eden Wood's Mom Fights Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 11.16.2011 | Celebrity

Earlier this summer, Eden Wood (or rather her mother and manager, Mickie Wood) announced that she was retiring from beauty pageants to focus on her si...

Amy Lee

I Witnessed A Cowgirl Toddler Fashion Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- In a sleek underground bar at the Bryant Park Hotel, women with blown-out hair and high heels are gathered on low leather chairs waiting f...

WATCH: The Craziest Pageant Mom Ever

Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment

Between giving their 4-year-olds fake breasts and padding for their Dolly Parton costumes and dressing up their 3-year-olds as Julia Roberts in the op...

'Toddlers and Tiaras' Star Eden Wood Teams Up With Kelly Bensimon

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 11.13.2011 | Style

Six-year-old "Toddlers and Tiaras" alum Eden Wood announced her retirement from the pageant circuit in July, after racking up an impressive 300 wins. ...

WATCH: 3-Year-Old Dresses As 'Pretty Woman' Prostitute

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.04.2011 | Style

Last week, the internet was in an uproar over 4-year-old Maddy's fake breasts and padding for her Dolly Parton costume. Maybe the chattering class...

Teach Girls to Be Smart, Not Sexy

Carol Roth | Posted 10.17.2011 | Women
Carol Roth

The fact is that pretty is something that diminishes over time. Do we want to continue to foster a culture that says to women that their value decreases as they get older?

Rubbernecking Recap: Project Runway Season 9 Premiere, "Come as You Are"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.02.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

2011-08-02-Screenshot20110802at4.33.16PM.jpg We're back here once again, watching Heidi, Nina, and Michael Kors blithely destroy young dreams.

Eden Wood Visits 'The View', Performs 'Cutie Patootie' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 09.17.2011 | Style

6-year-old retired beauty queen Eden Wood continued to make the media rounds on Monday, stopping by "The View" to talk about her Miley Cyrus-level asp...

WATCH: 6-Year-Old Beauty Queen Retires

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 09.12.2011 | Style

Beauty queen Eden Wood has retired from the pageant circuit at 6-years-old, "Good Morning America" reports. After racking up 300 wins, and becoming...

Seven Critical Life Lessons From Toddlers & Tiaras

Tamar Abrams | Posted 09.05.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Some see the show as exploitation of little girls, while others see it as an exposé of moms seeking validation through the beauty of their children.

Pageant Dads Talk Dark Side Of Unconventional Role (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 08.01.2011 | Style

For years, it's seemingly been the mother's job to prep their little girls for the stage, coaching them to win tiara after tiara in over-the-top child...

Mother Forces Wailing 5-Year-Old To Get Eyebrows Waxed

Posted 08.29.2011 | Style

We've always been too terrified to tune into TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras" and the following clip is a perfect illustration as to why. On a recent epi...

The Most Inappropriate Reality Shows Of All Time (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

For every quality reality show like "Top Chef" or "The Amazing Race," there are a dozen degrading, offensive and downright tacky reality programs that...