Parenting Pitfalls

The role of parents is a controversial one.  There are disciplinarians and then there are ones that permit a lot of slack in the raising of their offspring.  There exists plethora of parenting strategies that inevitably lead to the one place that we all hope for is a successful adulthood.  Unfortunately there are also parents that inhibit their children from succeeding in the real world; this is a tragedy that is all too common.  It is so sad to see a child possessed with the demons of their parents.  You see, we are all born innocent and peaceful but then become engrossed by all the emotion and character of our parents.  Around the world, there are unlucky children being brainwashed and force fed teachings that are immoral, racist, evil, and most importantly damaging for the existence of a pure soul.  Bad parents are multiplying and the only reason they hurt their children spiritually, emotionally and sometimes even physically are due to the fact that they lost in the game of life and are destined to extract all the goodness out of their children who are little angels in my book.  The reason I am writing only about foul parents and not the good ones is because it is imperative that we halt the trespassing that is taking place and the robbing of the youthful exuberance.

The Mobile Wallet Market Hots Up

The mobile wallet concept or the option of paying through your mobile has not taken the World by storm as yet. At this stage, it remains a niche market still discovering the best way to attract customers. In-spite of not being as huge as the credit card market, the transaction volume numbers are pretty impressive.

Various merchants, banks, service providers, technology companies, handset makers are all involved in the process of a mobile payment, which automatically brings a huge user base to tap into. The challenges that are stalling the industry are to be put forward in the upcoming mobile congress in Barcelona, Spain. The biggies that are set to make waves are Google Visa and eBay backed by PayPal. There are other small newbies such as Boku that has made an entry recently and has tied up with MasterCard.

AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless are all coming together to form New-York based Isis, which is set to spar with Google Wallet to rule the mobile payment market. To its credit Isis has bought major players like Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard on board for their customers to place their credit, debit and prepaid cards into the Isis Mobile Wallet. The service is set to roll out in the middle of 2012. Their plan to launch with a bang has been pretty apparent when they tied-up with U.S. payment networks: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express in July, 2011.


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