Toddlers, tiaras, and really stupid parents

Recently on The Learning Channel’s show “Toddlers and Tiaras,” an incredibly ignorant parent dressed her baby up in an outfit from the 1990 Julia Roberts film “Pretty Woman.” And before you get the image of a little girl all dressed up in a beautiful evening gown, this “mother” decided it would be wise to dress her little baby as the prostitute version of the Roberts character.

Any rational, sane person who has seen this knows it is disgusting and wrong; the parents of these children are lacking any semblance of intelligence or self-control. What’s more amazing is the lack of accountability TLC Network shows in airing this piece-of-garbage show, not knowing who the viewers are or where they come from.

I can only imagine that the people who make up the audience of this unbelievably popular program are registered sex offenders and people who have zero clue what actual entertainment should be.

This show and the pageants involved are not entertainment. It’s exploitation of little girls who are not old enough to know any better. The “parents” are enablers, often seen on the camera telling the audience that their babies want and love doing the pageant circus.

I am not a parent, but I can offer this nugget of knowledge for you: don’t let your kids make the rules. They have no clue what they really want, and parents who let their children dictate their own behaviors have apparently taken parenting lessons from Kate Gosselin. Mercifully, the disgusting spectacle that was “Jon and Kate plus 8” has come to an end, leaving TLC with horrible garbage like “Toddlers and Tiaras” and the grotesque baby factory that is “19 Kids and Counting.”

So what’s happened to this channels integrity? Is there anything useful in learning how not to be a parent? Common sense should dictate that dressing your little daughters up like porcelain dolls and prostitutes is not the way to go.

The only thing that could be learned from watching this bile is what the true definition of child endangerment is. These “parents” suffer from giving their little dolls too much attention, not knowing when to say when, and not having the common sense to know that parading kids around in pageants is not a one-way ticket to Miss America.

It’s a one-way ticket to shattered dreams and the business end of a crack pipe.