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cute kid syndrome

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Definition A so-called Humpty-Dumpty* coinage referring to any effect that a “cute kid” has on others.

The term is highly non-specific and can refer to the use of young cute kids in advertising to sell products and services; the new (cute) kid in town that every local kid wants to date; the (excessive) help given by adults to someone else’s kid, because the not-yet-talking kid is just too cute, etc.

*“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” Carroll Lewis. Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

References I didn’t bother with references; the term got 403,000 hits on 03/06/2014. It is not used in the working medical parlance and is included here as it has been called a “syndrome” 

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