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When To Put The Brakes On Brand Names For Kids

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When To Put The Brakes On Brand Names For Kids

When To Put The Brakes On Brand Names For Kids

When To Put The Brakes On Brand Names For Kids

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Whether it's Air Jordan shoes or an Apple iPhone, kids and teens often covet brand name items, especially at this time of year. Is it okay for parents to give these trendy items to their kids, and how much? Host Michel Martin speaks with James Roberts, author of Shiny Objects, and three regular parenting contributors.

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