Milestone : Becoming a Shopping Addict

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Registered: 03-28-2008
Milestone : Becoming a Shopping Addict
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 2:19am

My darling daughter, 25 months old, reached a new milestone yesterday: being affected by advertising!

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 12:28pm
That's crazy! It is really fascinating to me how much advertising really does influence a child. This was one reason we got rid of cable TV. I was so tired of hearing the "I wants" all the time!

I don't give in to them all the time... but on occasion we'll purchase whatever it is they are begging for. Usually things like toys are saved for birthday or Christmas... and treats like a cinnamon bun or specific Happy Meal toy will be received sparingly- maybe once a month?

Interesting develpmental milestone! ;)