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Old 05-05-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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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.
Glad it's not just me. I don't remember that info being there either....
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: somewhere
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Glad it's not just me. I don't remember that info being there either....
If you follow the OP's link and scroll down to the bottom of that small excerpt it says "click here to read more on this story." That is where the expanded story was.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:41 AM
 
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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.
Physically taking her in, or not, a 10 year old is a little kid and a parent should probably know where they are and what they're doing all of the time. I can see if this was a teenager, but not 10.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:22 AM
 
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Physically taking her in, or not, a 10 year old is a little kid and a parent should probably know where they are and what they're doing all of the time. I can see if this was a teenager, but not 10.
I was just going to write this same exact thing. I mean come on! If you are a responsible parent how do you not know where your ten year old child is.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: uk
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it was on gmtv.the girl wanted to look like mum,but went with older cousin when her mum thought she was at the fair.
but mum's at fault for setting her daughter a bad example,i thought she looked very 1980's!
shows how careful we have to be as parents eg dieting,unequal relationships with parteners,attitudes to drink etcchildren ,consiously and unconsiously pick up on it all.
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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This story is just shocking. Like a parent who does drugs, drinks, or smokes, the child is more inclinded to copy the behavior...at an increasingly and alarmingly younger ages. What's wrong with a a child looking like themselves and being happy with who they are? Why do they feel the need to make their skin darker.

Kinda off topic...but saw a Spongebob episode about how no one could go to a party unless they were tan. The whole joke was how ridiculous they looked and how they sounded like leather when they moved.

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A Tanning Addiction | Psych Central News

New research discovers that tanning may be addictive for some individuals, a behavior tied to the release of endorphins from UV light.

“We also know from previous experiments that UV light causes endorphin release, similar to the euphoric sensation associated with intense exercise commonly referred to as ‘runner’s high’ or other pleasure-seeking behavior.

Dr. Hornung added that almost half (41 percent) of the students who tan reported doing so to relax, which is a strong motivating factor that has been noted by numerous studies examining tanning behaviors and also is consistent with other addictive practices.
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Summer Safety Dos and Don'ts of Tanning - ABC News

The rate of melanoma in children 18 and under increased 84 percent from 1975 to 2005. Doctors say the probable cause is exposure to ultraviolet light, both from direct sunlight and indoor tanning beds. The Department of Health and Human Resources has actually classified ultraviolet light as a known carcinogen.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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...and notice how pale and freckly she is anyways! She obviously doesnt have skin that tans well, what foolish act this was. Shame on her mother!
They're from England! That's all I needed to know. No one in England tans well. It's more cloudy there than Seattle.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:24 AM
 
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Ok, not everyone in England is white, pale and freckly...
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: here
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it was on gmtv.the girl wanted to look like mum,but went with older cousin when her mum thought she was at the fair.
but mum's at fault for setting her daughter a bad example,i thought she looked very 1980's!
shows how careful we have to be as parents eg dieting,unequal relationships with parteners,attitudes to drink etcchildren ,consiously and unconsiously pick up on it all.
I agree. Mom set a bad example, and should have known where her daughter was. I've never heard of an unmanned tanning salon. Do we even have those in the US?
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