Tween Push Up Bikinis: How Much is Too Much?

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Parents across the nation have expressed their outrage about a new padded swimsuit top being sold to young girls by Abercrombie & Fitch -- a clothing store known for its racy advertisements.

The "push-up triangle" is being marketed to girls as young as seven and 8-years-old. The initial product description used the terms "padded" and "push-up," but that language was later altered. 

Still, the top is substantially padded and many parents say the company is trying to sexualize children.

"I won't be buying them for my 8-year-old," one parent said told ABC News.

"I thought it was a joke when I first heard about it. Then, I realized, it's so crazy, it must be true," Dr. Michael Bradley, a child psychologist, told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Saturday.
This is not the first time Abercrombie has targeted young children. Several years ago, the company sold suggestive thong underwear for girls.

Products like the Abercrombie bikini have many wondering if girls are being pushed to grow up too soon.  CBN News spoke with author and family psychologist Linda Mintle about this.

Click play for her reaction to the 'push up triangle' swimsuit, as well as the marketing attempts to sexualize girls and how parents should respond.

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