Keeping Kids Fashionable Is Expensive, Thanks To Gadget Envy
from the gotta-have-it-now dept
Gadgets-as-fashion accessories is not a new idea, but the fact that it's reached teenagers means that parents are being overwhelmed by the "nag factor" to purchase expensive gadgets for their teens. It wasn't that long ago that the nagging focused on clothing. However, these days, mobile phones and iPods (not any other music player, apparently) are "part of the uniform" for kids -- and they're whining until they get them. Parents are having trouble saying no (kids can be pretty persuasive), and so more and more kids are equipped with these two "essentials" -- though, very few are buying them themselves. Still, as the article points out at the end, for parents able to resist the pressure: "Your child will truly survive."