When I was a kid, we ran out the door and had to be home by dark. We played all day, riding bikes, climbing trees, playing games and getting dirty. My parents never seemed to worry much about me. Today, we live in a very different world. But, the internet is a whole other world! We talk about why they shouldn’t compete to have the most followers, how they can only follow or let people follow them that they know in person, how they can never post specifics like their full name, address, etc on their social media. But, what about that “check-in” or picture that tells the story for them?
As the parents of two teenage girls who LOVE to shop (we don’t know where that comes from, promise), and the owners of an eco-conscious/ethical practices boutique, we often have the dilemma of our girls shopping at companies we aren’t huge fans of.
We don’t expect them to love the clothes and jewelry we offer since they are not our demographic. But, we do want them to be aware of the brands they choose to support, and who makes those clothes.