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Gone Yo-Yo

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#1 Sep 26, 2009
What and who brought Ned into school? This fella had no business being there, pedaling his wares! His presence has put every parent into a battlefront ... all for nothing! How many parents were forced to buy this guy's yo-yos because their kids nagged to them that "all my friends got one!" I had to explain to my children that this guy has worked a yo-yo for all his life and that, if they did get one (which they DID NOT!), it doesn't mean they can do all the tricks Mr. Ned can do. What a con!... and in these economic times. Thanks alot, NLSD! I'll be calling you so my unemployed construction worker husband can show off his construction skills to a bunch of innocent children with the hopes they run home to mommy and daddy begging for a new big home to be built for them! Maybe then, we might be able to afford Mr. Ned's yo-yos! Won't Ned be happy then!
silly show

AOL

#2 Sep 27, 2009
Yes, what did it cost to bring him here? Money could have been spent better probably.

As for selling goods, I do not care for presentations where goods are sold, especially where kids are concerned. A lot of parents don't have the will to say no these days.

My kids tried to get me to buy one, but I said no, and that was that, end of story. They got over it.
Nlparent

Mokena, IL

#3 Sep 27, 2009
The schools have been doing this for years!!
wing nuts

Frankfort, IL

#4 Sep 27, 2009
principles and superintendents are yo-yos
nnyl - New Lenox

Warrenville, IL

#5 Sep 28, 2009
The Ned Assembly did not cost the school or Dsit. anything. He actually send a great message to the kids. You really should not speak if you don't know what you are talking about.
baseball game

AOL

#6 Sep 28, 2009
nnyl - New Lenox wrote:
The Ned Assembly did not cost the school or Dsit. anything. He actually send a great message to the kids. You really should not speak if you don't know what you are talking about.
If this is true, good enough. How do you know for sure? Does he just do this out of good will?
actually

Joliet, IL

#7 Sep 28, 2009
Gone Yo-Yo wrote:
What and who brought Ned into school? This fella had no business being there, pedaling his wares! His presence has put every parent into a battlefront ... all for nothing! How many parents were forced to buy this guy's yo-yos because their kids nagged to them that "all my friends got one!" I had to explain to my children that this guy has worked a yo-yo for all his life and that, if they did get one (which they DID NOT!), it doesn't mean they can do all the tricks Mr. Ned can do. What a con!... and in these economic times. Thanks alot, NLSD! I'll be calling you so my unemployed construction worker husband can show off his construction skills to a bunch of innocent children with the hopes they run home to mommy and daddy begging for a new big home to be built for them! Maybe then, we might be able to afford Mr. Ned's yo-yos! Won't Ned be happy then!
Did you even ask your children what he spoke about? My children (4th and 2nd grade) loved his show and were able to tell me what N.E.D. stood for. It was about self respect, treating others kindly, never giving up...maybe you need to talk to your children before riding your high horse around on a pogo stick.

As for the yo-yo's...my children earn an allowance. Anything above and beyond what is required from myself, is up to them to purchase, if they have earned the money. Both children bought one from their own money.

I am a single mother with one income. My children don't even bother asking me to purchase things of this sort. They know if they don't have the money, they simply do not get it. I have taught my children this lesson, a wise lesson. They do not beg, but instead help me to earn their "fun" money. I do not believe in simply giving my children toys, just because. They appreciate things more when “life” isn’t handed to them. My children will never and have never gone without. However, I think it's lesson as a parent we need to teach our kids about. You want something, you need to work for it.

Do you feel as a parent you have to give them this yo-yo? Teach them the values in life and I think you will learn a lesson as well.
Gone Yo-Yo

Woodridge, IL

#8 Sep 28, 2009
To "Actually": Yes, my children did tell me what NED spoke about and what NED stands for. That's not the problem I have. I have a problem with him selling his yo-yos. Why not come and deliver his message without asking for someone to make a purchase? My children did not beg me for the yo-yo. However, I know a lot of the neighbors were nagged by their kids. I don't know why you say I am riding a high horse with a pogo stick. Like you, my children understand that we do not just go and buy "stuff". My children are in no way spoiled. They are in need of nothing at the same time. They get a birthday present from mom and dad and three gifts from Santa ... no more. Baby Jesus got three, that's all they get. Do you still think I'm on a high horse with a pogo stick? I'm very down to earth. My children are the very well behaved and appreciate what they have!
actually

Joliet, IL

#9 Sep 28, 2009
The whole show centers around the yo-yo, hence why he had them for sale. Do the tricks, keep the kids entertained. Why do the school sell spirit wear? I really don't understand why people seriously complain about such minor petty things anymore. Don't buy the freaking thing, don't sell the candy...life will go on.
Back on topic

Palos Hills, IL

#10 Sep 28, 2009
actually wrote:
The whole show centers around the yo-yo, hence why he had them for sale. Do the tricks, keep the kids entertained. Why do the school sell spirit wear? I really don't understand why people seriously complain about such minor petty things anymore. Don't buy the freaking thing, don't sell the candy...life will go on.
They complain about minor things because, as one poster pointed out, the kids continually nag them to buy the product. So rather than teach their kids a valuable lesson, they log onto their computer and spend their time blogging about how terrible a thing the schools are doing. Seems to me if the kids are whining and the parents give in, its the kids that are running the house hold.
complainers

Bensenville, IL

#11 Sep 28, 2009
Gone Yo-Yo wrote:
To "Actually": Yes, my children did tell me what NED spoke about and what NED stands for. That's not the problem I have. I have a problem with him selling his yo-yos. Why not come and deliver his message without asking for someone to make a purchase? My children did not beg me for the yo-yo. However, I know a lot of the neighbors were nagged by their kids. I don't know why you say I am riding a high horse with a pogo stick. Like you, my children understand that we do not just go and buy "stuff". My children are in no way spoiled. They are in need of nothing at the same time. They get a birthday present from mom and dad and three gifts from Santa ... no more. Baby Jesus got three, that's all they get. Do you still think I'm on a high horse with a pogo stick? I'm very down to earth. My children are the very well behaved and appreciate what they have!
I think you are and if you didn't get nagged then you shouldn't have anything to say - don't concern yourself with your neighbors - just worry about your family and all will be good.
Tina

Batavia, OH

#12 Oct 19, 2009
Ned just visited my daughters school today, I had not heard of him prior to him coming. But the only thing my 2nd grade daughter could talk about was wanting to buy a $15 yo-yo. I asked her what he talked about and she said it was already stuff she knew about, except for all the cool tricks she could do if she had his yo-yo's. I have a real problem with someone coming into the school system with an agenda to sell yo-yo's. I will not be buying a yo-yo. And I think it is wrong of the schools to let someone come in and deliver a message to young students and then afterwards try to sell them something.
blah blah blah

Carol Stream, IL

#13 Oct 19, 2009
Tina wrote:
Ned just visited my daughters school today, I had not heard of him prior to him coming. But the only thing my 2nd grade daughter could talk about was wanting to buy a $15 yo-yo. I asked her what he talked about and she said it was already stuff she knew about, except for all the cool tricks she could do if she had his yo-yo's. I have a real problem with someone coming into the school system with an agenda to sell yo-yo's. I will not be buying a yo-yo. And I think it is wrong of the schools to let someone come in and deliver a message to young students and then afterwards try to sell them something.
Oh, my goodness - don't buy the darn yo-yo and just stay home in your little box because you can't handle your kids seeing something they would like and you actually have to be a parent and say "NO". To me it's crazy that this is even an issue - everywhere you go - to the store, to the gym, to get your haircut, to the movies - there are always going to be things in your kid's faces that they are going to want to buy - how you handle it is the test of your parenting. Stop complaining when you can't handle your own.
Stop the Selling

Carpentersville, IL

#14 Oct 20, 2009
Gone Yo-Yo wrote:
To "Actually": Yes, my children did tell me what NED spoke about and what NED stands for. That's not the problem I have. I have a problem with him selling his yo-yos. Why not come and deliver his message without asking for someone to make a purchase? My children did not beg me for the yo-yo. However, I know a lot of the neighbors were nagged by their kids. I don't know why you say I am riding a high horse with a pogo stick. Like you, my children understand that we do not just go and buy "stuff". My children are in no way spoiled. They are in need of nothing at the same time. They get a birthday present from mom and dad and three gifts from Santa ... no more. Baby Jesus got three, that's all they get. Do you still think I'm on a high horse with a pogo stick? I'm very down to earth. My children are the very well behaved and appreciate what they have!
I agree - Ned was fine - don't send home an order form listing all the yo yo's he is selling. UNNECESSARY
Man-ly man response

Westminster, CA

#15 Jan 25, 2010
I told my 3rd grade son that if he got good grades (which means ten 100% scores), then he can get any toy that he wants. Ned's yo-yo is what he wants, and God Almighty, Ned yo-yo is what he gets. No father can be more proud and pleased to spoil his son than me (knowing full well that he will soon get tired of it and then junk it).
justin

Goldsboro, NC

#16 Feb 25, 2010
it is cool i can do so many tricks with it
m and a

Baltimore, MD

#17 Feb 26, 2010
he is a rip of dont buy from him
NED

Watkins Glen, NY

#18 Mar 22, 2010
All the NED yo-yos have what NED means and keeps them to remember
NED

Watkins Glen, NY

#19 Mar 22, 2010
Also they want to sell the yo yos because they want to go to other schools or to pay off what the school paied http://www.thenedshow.com/booktheNEDshow.asp:... .

FREE
The NED show is free when your school chooses our “no-fee option”. By giving a little of your time and by making NED items available for your students to purchase for five days following the show, you are bringing our $1,200 program to your school absolutely FREE. We also pay the state sales tax and return freight.

2. FEE*
Your school pays $1,200 for the program.

3. NED DELUXE*
Pay $1,500 to host The NED Show and every student receives a $6.50 NED messaged yoyo.
*An additional fee of $400 is charged for each additional show if more than one show is required.

No matter which option you choose, you’ll receive a royalty-free license to use all NED curriculum and messaging materials in your school for an entire year.

Anyway do you know you are all complaning about a cartoon
Jay

Alpharetta, GA

#20 Jun 23, 2010
Wow... It was a great message and the kids enjoyed it. If you can't afford a yo yo and your kids badger you so much that you have to write a comment on here, the problem is not with the NED show, or pedaling yo-yos', or even your kids. It's you! Be a parent.

A great entertaining show with a great message. Everything involves sales. Get over it.

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