Friday, May 6, 2011

Consumption and Consuming

I was caught. The title did it: Consuming Youth: Leading Teens Through Consumer Culture. This is an issue of concern to me; the way children and youth are targeted by marketers, media, their vulnerability and response. It's something we need to be aware of as adults because it also impacts us and because the more we know and understand the better we can lead. This leading is not only in terms of discussion and advice, but also by example through the the more informed choices we ourselves make as a result.

So, I've bought the book. Yes. I took a look at it and bought it with the intention of reading it to see what guidance John Berard, James Penner, and Rick Bartlett offer to this issue of our consumer culture and its impact on youth. But I wonder, are you ever aware of our consumer culture and its effect on all of us, particularly our more vulnerable students? How do you deal with it?
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

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