We are rescuing these two beautiful Mastiffs’ and had to change vehicles to better accommodate our new family members. My children knew about the special minivan features from television commercials and this shocked me. I came to the realization that the marketing to our children has gotten out of hand! From the cereal, light up shoes to vehicles are children are being brainwashed when they turn on the tube! Eco Child’s Play and Nature Mom both have written great articles on this topic for those that want to learn just how out of hand things have gotten! Did you know that we companies spend nearly $17 billion on advertising to children?

I love this YouTube video and how it highlights the history of marketing to our children and how the times have changed. How do you help your children not fall prey to the advertising and marketing that is specifically targeting them?

Why not? Great tips for free!

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