Isobel - posted on 03/02/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
my kids went on a "community walk" the other day with their class, and returned home with copies of VISA cards with the Olympic theme on them...I know a lot of people will feel that I over reacted but...I threw them in the garbage...with children looking on.
I am a business student (majoring in marketing) and in the best of times marketing is supposed to be about two parties with unsatisfied needs meeting and trading...however...I am also able to pick apart marketing strategies, who they are targeting, and what their ultimate goals are.
giving toy credit cards to children is like giving them toy drugs...or toy alcohol. We wouldn't allow that in our house...why on earth are my childrens' friends parents allowing these credit cards?
...or do you think that allowing them to play with credit cards will teach fiscal responsibility?