Lois - posted on 07/28/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
I just wrote a blog post about something I technically already knew...like many moms. But when I learned more about what companies do I became more and more upset....
Does this bother you?
They call it planned obsolescence and they design products to run out or break faster. Or, they create the "better and latest" model that we as moms are expected to buy. Teens especially like to consume the latest cell phones, video games, consoles, and so on...
Do your children beg you for the latest?
I am not sure if this forum will allow me to post the link to the article but I will try here...
I tried showing my kids the videos to see if it would spark a conversation. I am wondering if children will begin to adjust their wants if given a chance to understand how they are being influenced.
Has anyone ever tried?
Here is the link from my Parenting Twins and More blog post...I really need to get back to work but this is bugging me...please let me know what you think