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Come On Now… Does Your Child Really Need Their Own Business Card?

by Yvonne Russell on June 26th, 2008

Toddlers with business cards?

Well, I’m all for young entrepreneurs and encouraging children to learn from a parent’s home business, but business cards for toddlers? I don’t think so. Let children be children.

The Courier Mail reports that “growing numbers of parents are investing in business cards for their children.” The idea is that all contact details are in the one place. Commenters were not in favor, with one saying,

…and what happens when these cards fall into the wrong hands?? I wonder if these obsessive mummy’s have thought of that? It’s amazing I was able to make friends when I was little without a business card.

One toddler mentioned in the article “never leaves home without a supply of cards tucked in his nappy bag.” I can understand for a child, it could be a fun “grown up” thing to do, but as parenting expert Professor Matt Sanders says, “kids should be kids.”

  • What do you think about business cards for children?
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6 opinions for Come On Now… Does Your Child Really Need Their Own Business Card?

  • Kelly
    Jun 26, 2008 at 6:00 am

    Toddlers, I’ll grant you that’s silly.

    But older kids? Expressionery.com makes some really cute “biz cards” to hand out for jobs like cutting the lawn and babysitting. I think it shows that those kids are taking their work seriously.

  • Debbie Yost
    Jun 26, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    I think we risk harming our children if we take away all their responsibility. What happens if they dont’ have the card and they need to know their address? I’m going to pass on this one.

  • Dan T
    Jun 27, 2008 at 7:55 am

    My 8 year old son likes to hand out “play date” cards before the end of the school year or at camp. He has his mother’s cell phone number, his Wii ID and his email address on the card (yes, my 8-year has his own email, but that is another issue.) We put on the card, “available for swimming, bike riding, playing the Wii and play dates.” So far, the other parents have loved them and we are starting to get cards from other kids.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Jun 27, 2008 at 7:56 am

    That’s a great idea, Kellly. I guess in the end it’s up to the parents.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Jun 27, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Hi Debbie
    I see your point. Some parents have safety bracelets for kids with their details, so I guess it depends on the purpose and the child.

    As I said above, this is really only something parents can decide for themselves.

    It seems we’re in agreement about the toddlers having business cards in their nappy bag, though… again it depends on the purpose and situation.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Jun 28, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Dan
    Thanks for sharing your success with the business card idea. Sounds like your family is having fun with it as well.

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