Hello! I’ve been a Teen intern for quite just over a year now, and I have really liked the Radical Parenting method, as well as working as an intern for the company. So far I’ve been trying to spread the word about the company through out my family and even my friends who have seemed to be bridging a gap between themselves and their parents. It has been a joy to work for the company, and now that I’m moving on to college I do realize that I probably won’t be able to find the time to do my interning job anymore, (though if I could I really would!). So, in the end I wanted something to remember my time with this great company, founded on an even greater basis, which is to bring family closer together through the means of understanding and realizing that tradition isn’t for everyone.
One day I had stumbled upon a website called CafePress, and began to make my own personal T-shirts to wear. Then I though that maybe this would be the place were I could start something new for all the supportive teens and parents behind this movement. So I e-mailed Ms. VanPetten, and we talked back and forth for a little while until BAM! There it was, a place were we could really show our support for Radical Parenting physically.
I started with a few basic ideas that I thought would be funny and then a couple of interns came and had suggestions of their own, which I hope they continue to have so I can keep putting up new shirts. I’ve heard that there are parents as well as teens out there who have been wanting a shop put up, and now there is, so hopefully this will spread the word of Radical Parenting even faster, making a permanent dent in the old ways and continuing the spread of this new wave of parenting and understanding between kids and adults. There are a good variety of items for parents, teens, moms-to-be, and even babies! It’s worth checking out and hopefully it will be a long standing Idea that people will enjoy, and continue to add to.
Check it out! http://www.cafepress.com/Radicalparenting
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