Materialism, kids and self esteem

On today’s “Money In Your Life” radio show (link attached), Dr. Tim Kasser talked about his work studying the link between materialistic values and self esteem.  He has done  studies across the age spectrum, but important work with tweens and teens that have shown that, not only can you not buy happiness but that focus on status/image/money have a deep affect on a child’s self-esteem and on how that child shows up and functions in society.  Listen to the show – and watch the short Youtube – to sort out what you can do, what your child can do and what advertisers can do.

http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/73409/materialism-and-your-kids-just-say-no

http://youtu.be/oGab38pKscw

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