This development for consumerism makes the female role also be one that shops for the family and cares for the family. Corporations can then sell the image of their products being child-safe or family-friendly in order to individualize their products and increase sales. This gender role is then solidified on the institutional level. In one toy store, employees are trained to serve their ideal customer, a “middle-class white mother”, by treating her as their own mother. In fact, the manager of this toy store instructed the employees to give mothers special treatment, because “mothers made the purchasing decisions” (Williams, 2005, p.197).
Recognizing the increasing rate of obesity in both children and adults Effortless Innovations, was founded with the goal of decreasing the obesity rate of both children and adults by providing quality exercise equipment for both children and their parents that promote physical activity both indoors and outdoors. Due to the recent increase in the popularity of video games, our company is forced to compete with them in order to make our products more appealing to our target market. It is a trampoline that is surrounded by a protective covering to prevent accidental injury. The jump-o- line also has a carb counter as well as a CD player featured on the side so that you can keep track of how much fat you are burning as well as have music to entertain yourself. The jump-o-line is available in different sizes the standard being 12 foot but 10 and 14 foot also available.
According to the Pageant News Bureau in 2002 the pageant world makes $5 billion as an industry (Fleishman). Children should be taught to value education and to have good morals, but instead, by spending so much money on these pageants parents are teaching their children that money can be used in place of these things. In addition to the cost of the pageants themselves, according to a study verified by Women’s News, 72% of girls participating in pageants hire pageant coaches (“Child Beauty Pageant Statistics”). These pageant coaches instruct the girls on how to walk, talk, smile, and even wave. Girls hire coaches so that they can be molded into the perfect girl that is most likely to win in a competition based on appearance and manners.
A father and his wife are shopping in a local toy store looking for new toys to give to their son and daughter to play with. They immediately come across a masculine action figure and a more feminine doll. Without thinking they instinctively choose the doll for their daughter and the action figure for their son. This may seem like a harmless, normal situation. But, in reality, this decision displays the parent’s feelings and expectations for their children early on.
Her job is to promote happiness, success, and inspire little girls all over the world. All of these things sound like a perfectly reasonable children’s toy so why are some countries banning the doll? Barbie has been banned in a few countries for her revealin... ... middle of paper ... ...elves. I will gladly let them have Barbie dolls but only if I see that they are mentally fit to have them. In the future, maybe the media will see the impact it is having on our youth and change for the better.
There should be dress codes for public schools for three main reasons: it will make a better school, it will save families money, and teens will stop trying to impress their peers with what they wear and focus more on school because everyone will look similar. Saves Families Money Dress code saves families money and time. This is because students won’t be pressured to ask their parents for money or to buy the clothes (Dress Code). For instance if you wanted to buy your children new outfits every time they wanted them and they were also all name brand those outfits could come to be around 250 dollars for 2 shirts, two pair of pants , a sweater and a vest or something around that area. Yeah, they will last alot longer than 10 dollar shirts and 20 dollar pants but look at the money you save.
Nora also discussed setting aside ten minutes for having a very meaningful conversation with your spouse, in which you can discuss your private and personal emotions. Self-disclosure is paramount to a successful intimate marriage; your initial risk of communicating your true identity will be rewarded throughout your marriage (Schoenberg, 2011). Self-concept is something that we were all born with at birth. We learn self-concept when we were taught at a young age to nurture. When we were younger we learned this while playing with our baby dolls as little girls.
There are plenty of good, healthy reasons for parents to enter their children in beauty contests--they develop skills and build confidence, all while potentially opening the door for educational or other opportunities down the road. However, there are serious potential drawbacks. What effects do these competitions have on a young girl’s emotional health and well-being? Do they contribute to a growing eating disorder crisis among children and teens? Is there a wider issue about the objectification and sexualization of the children in these pageants?
I had never liked to play with dolls and did not want to start now, but in order to have something in common with the other children, I added Cabbage Patch Dolls to my Christmas list. I was determined to have the most and the best dolls of all the kids, and with the help of Santa Claus I succeeded. The demand of having certain toys puts the negative idea in children's heads that in order to have good friends they must have what other children have. As children become teenagers and move on to junior high school, the pressure only worsens. The pressure now is not what to have, but what to wear.
Barbie's shouldn’t be banned because, children wouldn’t be as creative, some children might require them to learn differently, and it will eliminate and lower the chances for jobs of the future. Barbie’s are figures for young girls to become creative, and contemplate in different ways. Action figures as well for young boys such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are also a great utensil for children to develop creativeness and to just let children have a great time. An advantage to keeping Barbie’s on the market would be to help further children with their creativity and help develop and strengthen their skills. In other words children will be able to draw up images in their mind with creativeness alone.