Since moving back to the US I have been listening to Q-tip recite commercials and his wants because of commercials. To say the least, it's driving me crazy. Even items that may not be directly related to children are catching his attention. Over the past 8 years I must admit that there were a few times I missed commercials for their entertainment value but I am now choking on those words.
I think there are some great suggestions in this video. I actually had an in depth conversation with Q-tip on how products are sold just for someone to make money. Purchasing everything you see or think you want is not logical. When you have a dollar and you spend it on a toy instead of food that means you have a cheap toy but you will still be hungry. You must make logical decisions that are not only instantly gratifying but long term.
I think taking TV out of the picture during the week, as REENblack does, would be a great start in limiting my children’s exposure to commercials. Continuing our conversation and explanation of why we spend money, how we spend money and saving money is also extremely important. How do you feel about and deal with consumerism?