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We are thrilled to announce that Kids Email has been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval. PTPA Media has North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community, with over 40,000 parents and was rated the Most Trusted Seal by 22,000 parents.
Consumers looking for high-quality products and services can rest assured when they see the PTPA Winner’s Seal; it’s evidence of a products excellence from having been evaluated by unbiased parent testers.
Kids Email was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPA™ Seal. Independent parent volunteers evaluate products in their own homes to ensure that PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA Media™ Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value. Their CEO and founder, Sharon Vinderine has appeared on nearly 50 morning shows as a reliable source for the latest and greatest in family products. The media and parents alike trust the collective opinion that PTPA Media represents.
Being honored with the influential Seal of Approval from PTPA Media Inc. is a huge achievement for a product geared to families, children or parents. “We are happy to help keeps kids safe online and are thrilled about winning the Seal of Approval from PTPA Media Inc.!” Brittany Oler – Kids Email
“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and web sites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers. Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”
KidsEmail.org’s mission is to protect children from predators, pornography, and email from strangers. With so much technology at the fingertips of our young children, it can difficult to know be aware of who is communicating with your child. We are happy to help parents keep their kids safe online.
About PTPA Media Inc.:
PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company’s mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.
PTPA Media Contact Information:
Janine Streiter, Tel: (905)738-1447 x.240 For more information visit www.ptpamedia.com.
Add comment August 27, 2012
I have two children that were getting ready for Back to School. New clothes, shoes and school supplies were needed to start the new school year off right. As many parents know, Back to School shopping can be expensive, so we decided to budget this year.
When my kids were younger, I would do all the shopping for them, but this year I decided it would be smart to start teaching my kids in a more hands on way. Both my children were given $150 budget to use for their Back to School shopping. The initial reaction from both of my children was excitement that they were being put in charge of spending their own money this year.
I decided to take each child out on their own shopping day. They were handed their $150 in cash and I reminded of the items that they had to buy. The each chose out the mandatory school supplies – pencils, binders, rulers, glue and so on. Once all items were in the cart, we were ready for checkout. Both children were in charge of their money – which included going through the checkout line. They would have to count out their money and get their own change. That way they would know first hand how much money they had spent and how much money was left. Once the supply shopping was done, we headed off to stores to purchase clothing.
Shopping with my son was easy. He quickly chose out shirts, pants and shoes that he wanted. We added up the totals before going to the register to make sure that he would have enough money to pay for all the items he had chose. He ended up staying $20 under budget and was able to keep the extra money for a future purchase.
My daughter was a little more difficult. Being a tween, her fashion wants are more pricey. She started out shopping thinking she wanted an $80 pair of shoes. Once she realized how quickly that was going to deplete her budget – her priorities changed. After several hours and several stores later the purchases were finally done. She ended up spending her entire budget.
After shopping and handling money all day, she mentioned in the car “I’m only going to have 1 kid when I grow up” I asked her why, and she responded “Because kids are EXPENSIVE”
That’s when I realized that my budget shopping had actually worked. The light went on, and she realized first hand how expensive things really are and how to be effective in making smart decisions.
I’m glad that my kids can grasp the concept and realize how purchases quickly add up and how much things actually cost. It was a Budget Back to School that worked out really well for our family.
Try teaching your kids how to budget! It’s a life long skill that can really help your kids.
Do you have ways you teach your kids how to use money and budget? If so, I’d love to hear about it.
1 comment August 23, 2012
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2 comments August 6, 2012