I agree with some of the people here who think that it is irresponsible of a parent to use his or her child in this way. A child is a person and not some prop for artists to use in their exhibitions. However we can at least be thankful that there is no real damage done. Many parents do much worse to their children, without anyone raising an eyebrow. For example millions of children are indoctrinated into the religious belief of their parents. This too is done in such a way that the child is deprived of any choice in the matter. And in many cases that damage is permanent.
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