*Lisa* - posted on 06/15/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )
A UK mother and strip club owner is under fire for teaching her seven-year-old daughter to pole dance.
Sarah Burge, from Cambridge in eastern England, made international headlines earlier this year after revealing she injected her 15-year-old daughter with Botox.
Now Ms Burge, 50, is keeping up her controversial parenting ways by spending hours pole dancing with her younger daughter Poppy.
"It's a great bonding experience for us to play on the pole together," Ms Burge told The Sun newspaper.
She said she plans to someday give her strip club to her daughter, and the lessons would help prepare her for the business.
"There are pole dancers in the club. This exercise is early training, so she knows what to look for in dancers and will be a successful boss of the club."
Ms Burge said using a pole to dance was no different for kids than sliding down a pole on a climbing frame.
"I am keeping Poppy healthy and happy, and if in the future she wants to be a real pole dancer, who am I to stop her?"
But parenting experts have expressed outrage at Poppy's pole dancing lessons, describing the activity as "akin to striptease".
Ms Burge has been dubbed the "Human Barbie" after claiming to have had more than $850,000 worth of cosmetic surgery.
The mother said she would have no problem with Poppy also getting plastic surgery when she was older.
"Poppy wants a boob job when she is old enough, and what my daughters want, they get. She also wears high heels and make-up, it makes her feel pretty."
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