• cordlesslamp@lemmy.today
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    To a little kid, it’s a whole different perspective. Peer pressure is an ugly thing. Your kid can feel ashamed or insecure just because their friends goes to Disney and they’re not.

    Make sure they understand that too, not just yourself.

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      It’s a good opportunity to teach your kid about peer pressure then, and how they don’t need to do everything their friends do.

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      100% agree. It’s marketed way too well to kids.

      My cousin’s didn’t understand what Disney had that was different from other parks nearby, but “knew” it was some amazing perfect fun place filled with adventure. You get there and stand in line most of the time watching people with more money pass you by riding the rides.

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      And parents can do this by teaching their kids about their actual money. Show them. Kids are smarter than people give credit and people shouldn’t discredit this.

      Or they can be assholes like my parents and endlessly gloat about their so-called success and prowess with money and tell me how I need to be a success and be smarter about money … BUT they also were secretive about their finances and never taught me anything of value. Those were a fun first couple years of adulthood.

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      Having been a little kid once, I literally never felt any urge or need to go to Disney land/world and was never once bullied or pressured to go.

      This is a made-up issue.

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        How old are you? Different times, different perspective, different issues.

        Each generations have its own issues.

        Back in the 90s, if one kid doesn’t have a Gameboy he’s happy to watch other kids play. But now, if one kid doesn’t have the stupid Stanley Cup, they’re targeted for bullying.

        You can’t assume your own experience and emotions is the same as everyone else.

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          A Gameboy and Stanley cup are both items other kids would see you with. Going on a vacation away from all your peers seems like a weird way for kids to peer pressure each other.

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          And when I was a kid in the 90s they’d beat you up and steal your Gameboy, and today I watch my kids and their friends and their school share and care about others and won’t put up with bullying.

          Interesting. Almost like it’s different everywhere all the time.

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          Fucking hate those Stanleys. How many water bottles do people need? I have one. I have had one for like 8 years. It’s bloody well fine.

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      That’s the most pussy rich kid take I’ve ever heard. If my kid was peer pressured over a 10k Disney trip I’d be living in the wrong town probably or I’d make my kid do chores and earn a weekly allowance so they better understand how hard it is to earn money. I’ve raised my kid from an early age to not give a shit about what anyone else has that we don’t and to find fun in the beauty of nature and what we can afford.

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      Good training for life. Might as well learn at an early age that you cant afford to have everything all the time that everyone you know has.

      It will never end. There aren’t infinite hours in a day. Every parent is going to have to make the call about how many extras they can afford and have time for. So yeah your kid didn’t go to Disney, but they got to go ice skating every single weekend.

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        Usually your friends isn’t the one who’s done the bullying.

        Bullies exist in every generations and ages, and they don’t need a whole lot of reasons to bully someone else.