They are going to tell you anything to get you to buy their product.
But what are they teaching your kids when you aren’t looking or paying attention?
Take this commercial for an example…
- Does it seem like this kid is running this house?
- Is Dad reacting to his own son like he just got caught with his hand in the cookie bar?
And here is another one that Halo oranges have come out with…
Is this Modern Day Parenting?
- When is it OK for our kids to act rude and disrespectful to parents?
- Are these commercials destroying our kids?
- Or do you think they are cute and funny?
- Is this sending a deadly message to your kids?
For me if I was eating one of these oranges (which I do because they are good and easy to peel)
And my kid looked and talked to me in this way…
My response would be…
You have a problem with me eating this Halo orange?
They respond by saying, “Yes,you are eating my Halo Orange.”
Yes, I am eating AN orange that mom bought because you like them.
I like them to and it was my money that bought them, so if you have a problem with this take it up with someone who cares.
End of story….
Why would a parent even put up with this kind of attitude from there kid?
I understand that they are trying to reach the kids with these ads, so there parents will buy them, because they are great little oranges, and so easy to peel. (Love that part about them)
But with this kind of ad what is your kid really learning and taking in?
Maybe you’ll get lucky and they will say…
“Wow ‘that kid has an attitude and he/she is getting away with it’…
I would be grounded for life.”
OR maybe they will think…
‘Guess I’ll try that and see if I can get away with it’
We wonder sometimes where our kids come up with some of the stuff they do.
This is part of the reason.
Is there a way to stop these kinds of ads from teaching our kids…
This is not acceptable?
You bet there is….
One way is to watch TV with them and when an ad like this comes on…
- Let them know this is and never will be acceptable
- Let them know that you do not approve of this ad
- Let them know that yes, these oranges are really good and when eating them it is a good time to sit down together and enjoy them with a little conversation.
You may think that your kid isn’t paying any attention to the commercials, whether they are or not this is still going into their brains.
You don’t have to be paying attention to something for it to affect your behavior.
It is no different than you talking to a friend while your kid is playing with their kid and you say ‘Oh shit’.
Next thing you know you’re hearing your 3 year old say, ‘Oh shit’.
You thought they didn’t hear you…
Guess what kids are smarter than we think and they don’t miss a thing that is going on around them or being said.
I tried to get a hold of their marketing department to find out who would be responsible for making these advertisements, but was not able to get a direct number for them or transferred to the department.
4805 Centennial Plaza Way, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93312
My guess would be that these creative minds putting these ads together may not have kids of their own.
And do not realize how crippling these ads are to kids and parents.
Fill free to call this number if you would like to tell them what your opinion of these ads is.
Are they funny…
Are they Toxic…
I’m probably going to regret this, but what is your take on these commercials?
Well, then, what are you waiting for? Get started writing that comment!