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Justin Bieber/Jonas Brothers merchandise

post #1 of 49
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Do you let your daughters have the latest tween boy craze merchandise? By that I mean stuff like Justin Bieber, Jonas Brothers posters, pillows, bedspreads, dolls etc. Really interested in hearing differing points of view. Same goes for moms buying their sons hannah montana or britney spears or other teen or adult girl stuff. 


Edited by momma2beaugirls - 7/26/12 at 12:19pm
post #2 of 49
I don't really understand who that merchandise is for, because my teen dd's and they friends would rather be shot than own something like that.
post #3 of 49
Is this really any different than girls whose bedroom walls were covered with pictures of The Beatles and Elvis Presley? What about New Kids on the Block? Or Christy Brinkley or Cindy Crawford. I'm pretty sure that young kids have been in love with stars of that era & the items filling the room have just changed over time.
post #4 of 49

My 12 yo daughter loves Justin Bieber. She has posters of him in her room. I don't understand why you're offended by it. He's not naked. She also  has a Beatles poster and a map of the world, all at her request. I don't see any difference. Her room, her tastes. Kids that age tend to like to advertise their likes and dislikes on binders, in their rooms, etc.

 

Childhood crushes are normal. I had pictures of Rob Lowe all over my room at her age.

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post #6 of 49
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Originally Posted by TCMoulton View Post

Is this really any different than girls whose bedroom walls were covered with pictures of The Beatles and Elvis Presley? What about New Kids on the Block? Or Christy Brinkley or Cindy Crawford. I'm pretty sure that young kids have been in love with stars of that era & the items filling the room have just changed over time.

I wasn't arguing that there was a difference. Maybe you should read my post carefully before commenting.

post #7 of 49
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My 12 yo daughter loves Justin Bieber. She has posters of him in her room. I don't understand why you're offended by it. He's not naked. She also  has a Beatles poster and a map of the world, all at her request. I don't see any difference. Her room, her tastes. Kids that age tend to like to advertise their likes and dislikes on binders, in their rooms, etc.

 

Childhood crushes are normal. I had pictures of Rob Lowe all over my room at her age.

In my post I said 4-10 year olds and gave my reasons why it offends me so I have no idea why you don't understand. 

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I wasn't arguing that there was a difference. Maybe you should read my post carefully before commenting.

I read your post quite carefully but thanks for checking. I based my comment on the fact that you said the latest tween craze when in fact this kind of thing is far from new. It's apparent from your posting history that you really dislike everything popular and changed since you were a kid and that's absolutely fine, you're the mom in charge. But a poster of Justin Bieber (who is pretty darn squeaky clean compared to some others) is hardly a moral crisis. If you don't like it, don't buy it.
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In my post I said 4-10 year olds and gave my reasons why it offends me so I have no idea why you don't understand. 

Probably because, as she stated in reply, she doesn't agree with you. Disagreeing is okay here as long as we are respectful.
post #10 of 49
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Well the latest stuff is what is readily available so that's what I used as an example. And no I don't think its a moral crisis. 

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Edited by momma2beaugirls - 7/26/12 at 11:32am
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In my post I said 4-10 year olds and gave my reasons why it offends me so I have no idea why you don't understand. 

It offends you because it disturbs you and creeps you out? Why? I also had Michael Jackson posters on my wall when I was little. Is that creepy too? I was wondering why this particular type of thing bothers you. You mentioned that you don't want your daughter obsessing over a boy twice her age...it sounds like you think it's more than just tacky. I am telling you that I buy this stuff because my daughter likes it. I don't see the harm. That's MY point. You asked for feedback. You said you were interested in what others had to say. It doesn't appear this way. You're seeming defensive and upset that not everyone agrees with you. 

 

Sorry that her age didn't fit into your specific creepy criteria. Her sister is ten, and they share a room. Does my opinion count now?

post #13 of 49
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Hmm doesn't sound like you are being respectful! I don't know what else to say, I gave my reasons why I don't like it. Do there need to be more reasons? I want to hear others opinions, doesn't mean you have to pick my post apart and all that. 

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Hmm doesn't sound like you are being respectful!

Honestly if you think any of the replies you have received thus far are disrespectful then please don't venture into the vaccination forums because no one here has been the slightest bit inappropriate. Maybe if you don't like people to disagree you should state that in your thread title next time.
post #15 of 49
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good grief I give up!!! 

post #16 of 49

Wow. LOL

No disrespect intended. You asked a question about opinions, and I answered with my opinion. 'Tis all. Peace.  joy.gif

post #17 of 49

First, I agree with pp who noted that teens aren't interested in Justin Bieber or the Jonas Brothers - at least, not any teens that I know. They cringe at the thought. 

 

Second, there's a big difference between a 4 y.o and a 10 y.o. I'll guess that most of the Bieber merchandise is owned by 10 y.o's and other "tweens". 

 

Third, my kids have had their own money (allowance, birthday cash etc.) to spend on whatever they wanted from a fairly young age - 5 or so. If they chose to buy celebrity stuff, it's not illegal or immoral, so although I might have suggested (with a lot of persuasion and enthusiasm) alternatives for spending, I don't think I would have outright forbidden it. My kids are older now, but I don't recall them being interested in pop celebrity culture at age 4 or 5. They did like to buy Pokemon or Disney or other pop culture stuff. I didn't object. I didn't encourage it, either. Mostly because I dislike buy junky clutter in the first place. 

post #18 of 49

What seems to be intended for teens really misses the mark lately doesn't it? My kids loved Jonas and Bieber inn kinder and 1st grade.  They had no idea why but now that stuff is out and they're busy with other things.  And nothing goes on their walls unless they both like it.  Right now it's Horses.

post #19 of 49
This thread is cracking me up.

Anyhow, I have an 11 yo son, a 9 year old dd, and a 6 year old son. None of them are into Bieber or anything like that. I have brainwashed them into only liking music I consider good. I have worked hard at this, please be respectful of it. lol.gif: Anyhow, if any of them enjoyed Bieber or his dreaded ilk, I'd be fine with them having some of the merchandise. As it is, dd wants a singing Bieber doll to use as a crash test dummy for her Mythbusters-esque experiments. Alas, I cannot justify the expense for something she will destroy, as amusing as it would be.
post #20 of 49
And Bieber's music is probably a hell of a lot more "wholesome" than the music my kids actually listen to, so 2whistle.gif
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