Today's social dilemma comes from Pam who is having a bit of a parenting issue.
Hi Jaime. Please look at this social dilemma. I would love it if you could talk about it because I think it's crazy, but my daughter is fighting me every step of the way. My daughter is 14 years old, and I know that at that age, being cool is very important but here's the problem. There's a pair of jeans that she desperately wants that she swears all the other girls in school are wearing. The jeans cost $124!!!!!!!!! I don't want to sound old but my mother would have never spent that much money on my jeans. I want my daughter to feel accepted by her friends, but I think that's way too much for a 14 year old to spend on jeans. I think it's way too much for me to spend on jeans. I told her I would think about it, but the truth is, I just don't think I can do it. I know we can find nice jeans for half of that price. So if think this is a good social dilemma would you talk about it. I listen every morning and would love to hear what other parents think. Thank you so much - Pam
Pam, I'm with you. I think that's waaaaaay too much to spend on jeans for a 14 year old, or a 45 year old for that matter, but that's just me. You know what I always say. If you have the money and if that's what's important to you, then go for it. Me, the most I've spent on jeans is about 50 bucks. But I know this, money or not, I wouldn't spend that much on jeans for a kid. What do you think? Let's give Pam some good advice. Help her out!!