I read a really interesting story today about a mom who helped her teen start her own business. This story was interesting on more than just the basic level though. First off, I thought it was awesome that this mom helped her daughter start her own business because of the valuable, real life lessons her daughter learned from doing it. She learned basic marketing principles, website design, pricing, photo editing, and more skills that she can now carry with her for the rest of her life.
This wasn’t where the story stopped though. This mom told her daughter she could create whatever kind of business she wanted. Apparently her daughter is into a thing called “mermaiding” which was something I was unaware of until reading the post. People wear fabric tails and swim like mermaids with these fabric devices. So her daughter sells them along with mermaid inspired jewelry. The whole story was awesome to me. Not only does this mom encourage her child to follow her dreams and do something she enjoys, but also teaches her how to run a small business. All while supporting her daughter in the activity of her choice. Talk about a great mom!