Not A Typical Teenager: The Build Up

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Build Up

I love Christmas. Christmas is a time to spend with family and to enjoy being together. Personally I think that the build up is the best part because there's lots of excitement around and town is so busy because everyone is preparing for one of the best days of the year. Of course many children look forward to Christmas because of the promise of presents and gifts. That's the issue with Christmas these days: it's become heavily commercialised and very materialistic.

This is a massive issue. No matter what you buy children, they will always want more. Nothing you give them will ever satisfy their craving. They want everything, even the thing that they won't use and will just sit on their floor all year until eventually they agree to put part with them and something in pristine condition that has never been used ends up on eBay or in a local charity shop. (I'm not saying that it's a bad thing that things are given to local charity shops, but parents get frustrated that all that money was spent on something that hasn't even been used).

The issue is only going to get worse. Companies are going to bring out new toys and kids are going to want them. Parents feel like they have to buy for their kids because everyone else is buying for their kids and they do not want their kids to feel left out or to have less than all of the other kids.

I just think we need to teach children to appreciate what they already have and what they are given. 

Stay Un-Typical

Ashleigh xxx