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Old 05-05-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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being 10 is an issue in my book, BUT 16 minutes???!!!! That is way too long!
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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Many people with pale skin get "base tans" or "starter tans" before summer starts, in order to get a little color and avoid all the Casper jokes, and then they wear sunblock outside to avoid sunburns.

It's not something I would do, but I don't find this to be a big deal. It's not like she got breast implants, sheesh.

I'm not freaking out about it, I just wouldn't take my daughter to a tanning salon! Even if this was a matter of getting a "base tan", where was Mom for the 16 minutes that daughter was baking??? Daughter looks to have pretty fair skin, don't you think Mom would have the brains to take that into consideration?????
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:38 AM
 
Location: southern california
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call the shriners asap. they can help free of charge.
google it.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Are these "chavs"? Who would take a kid that small to a tanning salon?
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Ultimately, a parent is in charge/responsible of their child, not a business. (yes it was negligent on their part). You dont let your 2 year old eat a piece of candy and then blame the manufacturer when they choke.

Be careful now....you're actually saying that a parent is responsible for the child that SHE brought in there?
Now there's a concept....personal responsiblility......it's just way too easy to blame the business.

Let's sue them shall we?

Great post!
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Did you read the entire article? The Mother did not take her daughter there. She went on her own to a coin operated salon because the original place she was going to was closed.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Her mother, Sharon Hannaford, 34, said the incident happened during the Easter school holidays.

"I gave Kelly some money to go to the fair with her cousin but when they got there, it was closed," she said.

"As they came back, they saw the tanning salon and went in, more out of curiosity than anything."

Mrs Hannaford said Kelly spent £8 feeding the unmanned sunbed.
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: somewhere
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Okay so after reading this I have come to the conclusion that I must be a very over-protective mother. Why is a 10 yr old out like this unsupervised? Did these 2 girls go to the fair by themselves? Where were the adults????? I didn't even know they had coin operated tanning salons.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: ATL suburb
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It's sad that a 10 year old would even think she needed a tan "out of curiosity".
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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Her mother, Sharon Hannaford, 34, said the incident happened during the Easter school holidays.

"I gave Kelly some money to go to the fair with her cousin but when they got there, it was closed," she said.

"As they came back, they saw the tanning salon and went in, more out of curiosity than anything."

Mrs Hannaford said Kelly spent £8 feeding the unmanned sunbed.
I need new eyes, new glasses, new brain...I swear that's not the same article I read when I posted but I see no dated amendment.

Scary Mom gets a pass. Unmanned tanning beds are asinine.
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