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Unformatted text preview: I believe that we should protect our children. But, at the same time, they need to develop defense mechanisms against such pressures. How can they develop defenses without exposure? of course a 4 year old shouldn't be exposed to condom commercials, and hopefully a 15 year old knows that they don't really need the new Dora doll, there are certainly appropriate ages for exposure to certain things. We need to condition our children to have good judgment when it comes to purchases. They need to be able to, on their own, decide if what they are buying or asking for is something they need or just something they want that they can live without if they need to....
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- Spring '11