Younger and younger kids clamor for e...

Younger and younger kids clamor for expensive labels

There are 13 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 10, 2007, titled Younger and younger kids clamor for expensive labels. In it, Newsday reports that:

Aleksander Douglas of Dix Hills never showed much interest in clothes until a few months ago when he was finishing fifth grade.

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teach selfrespect

Shoreham, NY

#1 Aug 10, 2007
Teach your children to be smart shoppers. Introduce them to TJ Maxx, Overstock.com and Marshalls for brand names at discounts.

Are you nuts? Come on!!
Teach your children to live with purpose, passion and self-respect, to be confident and value themselves and their peers for what they are. Parents this is not about Brands Is about values.*not money, brands, etc material things* when your children are focus in that, they lost confidence and put it outside of them, and their lives lost sense. Now they star to be more open to commit suicide, engage in drugs, alcohol or sex.
Please is time to come back to real values.
Long Island 516

Putnam Valley, NY

#2 Aug 10, 2007
So true, when I was in school, I wore sneakers from KMart, clothes from Kohls, Marshalls, TJMAX. Still today I only shop a Kohls, or Marshalls, or go out to the outlets. There are other things I can spend money on. These kids need to know that labels are not everything. What happens when you put that 50.00 shirt in the washer/dryer it shrinks.
and styles changes so often.
( I work in Walt Whitman Mall, I see the little kids with the name brand clothes and I just shake my head)
teach selfrespect wrote:
Teach your children to be smart shoppers. Introduce them to TJ Maxx, Overstock.com and Marshalls for brand names at discounts.
Are you nuts? Come on!!
Teach your children to live with purpose, passion and self-respect, to be confident and value themselves and their peers for what they are. Parents this is not about Brands Is about values.*not money, brands, etc material things* when your children are focus in that, they lost confidence and put it outside of them, and their lives lost sense. Now they star to be more open to commit suicide, engage in drugs, alcohol or sex.
Please is time to come back to real values.
wow

Bridgewater, NJ

#3 Aug 10, 2007
I am almost 40 years old, and I've never had a pair of boots that cost $120., let alone 2 pairs of them. That amazes me. I buy my kids clothes that look nice and neat. The last thing I look at is the name brand. I do not mean to sound self serving, but I tell my kids that it only matters what is on the inside. When I go into a high end store, I shop the clearance racks first, and my kids know that if it isn't on sale, we are not buying it.

wallabyedward

“A world full of hypocrites”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#4 Aug 10, 2007
Whilst as an adult, I see the wisdom in what most "adults" are saying here, I do hope all of you try to "remember" and be honest when doing so, how you would have loved something that was popular when you were younger, but which circumstances prevented you from having.

Just like any parent, We took notice of the things our children wanted, and when circunstances permitted, it was as much pleasure for us to give them those things, as we knew it was for them to recieve them.

Threads like these can often degenerate into an almost horrible situation with many parents trying to impress others, about how they don't spoil their children.

We gave our children anything we could, they never knew criticsm, were never ever slapped, or even yelled at. All they knew was unconditional love and acceptance of who they were.

It seems to me, that made them considerate non demanding people who worked with us, not against us, and as a result, any opportunity we got to spoil them, we did it with bells on.

This served to further enhance the growth and development of those two excellent human beings, who simply continued to grow until they're now two faultless human beings spoiling their children with the same unconditional love and approval we gave them.

There's no crime in loving your children or giving them things you know will make them happy. It won't harm them in any way.

What will damage them is a life of misery and unhappiness, criticising every move they make and complete denial of their feelings and desires.

We wanted a better life for our children so we set an "example of behaviour" which has resulted in that achievement.
Christina Beem

Des Moines, IA

#5 Aug 13, 2007
My 8 year old knows high profile brands because she's experienced quality and comfort of a well made product. I have no problem paying up for a brand name if it represents something that will last and at least live for a season. Also, repeat wear beats cheep stuff that they hate and falls apart.
Christina Beem

Des Moines, IA

#6 Aug 13, 2007
My 8 year old knows high profile brands because she's experienced quality and comfort of a well made product. I have no problem paying up for a brand name if it represents something that will last and at least live for a season. Also, repeat wear beats cheep stuff that they hate and falls apart.
Vickie Klinger

AOL

#7 Aug 13, 2007
My 17 year old daughter is just waking up to the reality that she does not have to own 100% designer clothes. She can mix and match across the board. Yes, she does own UGGs and Coach and Juicy and many other brands, But she is starting to realize that a label does not necessarily subsitiute for quality.
I am proud of her, even though I have indulged her in expensive clothes ever since she was an infant. She has learned to hunt for deals and has realized that she does not have to dress identically to those around her.
gross

Yonkers, NY

#8 Aug 14, 2007
spoiled brats!
Buford

United States

#9 Aug 14, 2007
I'm not allowed to reproduce, but if I was I would make sure my kids had the best of everything. Anything less would mark my kids as losers. If I had to work 2 or 3 jobs to pay for the best designer clothes I would gladly do it knowing that my children would not have to go to school looking like poor schnooks from the wrong side of the tracks. Parents who refuse to buy the best for their kids don't deserve to be called parents.

wallabyedward

“A world full of hypocrites”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#10 Aug 14, 2007
Buford wrote:
I'm not allowed to reproduce, but if I was I would make sure my kids had the best of everything. Anything less would mark my kids as losers. If I had to work 2 or 3 jobs to pay for the best designer clothes I would gladly do it knowing that my children would not have to go to school looking like poor schnooks from the wrong side of the tracks. Parents who refuse to buy the best for their kids don't deserve to be called parents.
OK, I can see what you're saying is that you'd love your children and want only the best for them, but we all have to live within our means.

I'd love a Ferrari, but my little Toyota Yaris will have to do until I win lotto.

You can give your children great love, values and standards, without denying them things within your budget.

It's people who can't afford the things they buy their children, just to shut them up, who, by the very fact they can't be bothered with them in the first place, who do damage to children.

If you can afford to, of course you'll give your child anything possible, but that has to be balanced with love, acceptance, encouragement, and example.
remedial reading required

Brentwood, NY

#11 Aug 14, 2007
Buford wrote:
I'm not allowed to reproduce, but if I was I would make sure my kids had the best of everything. Anything less would mark my kids as losers. If I had to work 2 or 3 jobs to pay for the best designer clothes I would gladly do it knowing that my children would not have to go to school looking like poor schnooks from the wrong side of the tracks. Parents who refuse to buy the best for their kids don't deserve to be called parents.
eff you----
Thomas Bailey

Sunnyvale, CA

#12 Aug 24, 2009
TV marketing might be responsible for children wanting expensive things. It used to be teens who want to impress their friends, now kids ages 5-6 are wanting to do the same, either clothing by top designers, latest electronics, or anything else that shows wealth. Now 2-3 year-olds are somewhat targeted.
Chris Pantianopoulous

Leichhardt, Australia

#15 Nov 8, 2010
I am a corporate lawyer earning an annual salary of approx 1.1million. i am constantly purchasing high end fashion designer brands for my kids and myself along with my wife. i also own a maserati and live on a beech-front. its all about the luxury. live your life to the fullest.

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