A friend bought an expensive handmade doll for her 4 years old daughter as a Christmas present.
to buy that doll was a difficult as it's very popular. You have to be very ready at the computer and place your order as soon the maker puts them on sale on her website.
Well you know what? when I asked my friend if her daughter was happy for that beautiful present, she told me that she was going to put the doll away until C. could understand the true value of handmade.
Now my point is, why are children often attracted by plasticky, glittery, shiny, and environmentally unfriendly stuff?
How much influence has a parent on the way a child will develop his/her taste and understanding of issues such as the environment?
Here's a picture of me at 4 with my favourite and only doll, Pippi Long Stocking.