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Teenage years are a catastrophic phase for every parent. It’s the time when parents have no clue how to deal with their teens who feel that there is a huge gap between them and their parents. Teens complain that their parents never understand them and parents complain that their kids always want to show off expensive brands and imitate their friends. It’s becoming more difficult with all the current trends that teenagers are fond of and parents can’t seem to catch up.
With this ongoing conflict, it’s inspirational to see some tweens and teens who decided to start their online businesses and took a hobby they love to a professional level. Instead of spending all their spare time on social media and trying things just out of boredom, these teens decided to do something useful and earn money as well.
They deal with people from different backgrounds and learn how to solve different types of problems. The most empowering part of their journey is the support of their parents and how they couldn’t do it without their help. The five businesses are owned and run by female tweens and teens which shows that women always rule the world. From a mother’s perspective, I am impressed by these beautiful girls. Check out their beautiful projects.
Online businesses by Egyptian tweens and teens:
- Tie Dye By Louli
- Faces By Layla
- Bead It Up
- Tie Dye Fatousha
- Craft House
Tie Dye By Louli
“I started my project during quarantine and my mom supported and helped me,” 11-year-old Alia Assem told us.
Faces By Layla
“I first started when I was 17. I couldn’t be more thankful for the support of my parents. The help me in the events where I participate and brainstorm new ideas with me,” 18-year-old Layla Abogabal shared with us.
Bead It Up
“When I came up with the idea of making phone straps, I didn’t know where to find beads. My mom took me to many shops where I found tons of fantastic beads. My parents supported me by buying the supplies until I started to earn money, guided me in designing my logo, and making a photoshoot for my stuff,” 8-year-old Fayrouz Maged told us.
Tie Dye Fatousha
“I used to sell some stuff at school. When schools were suspended due to the lockdown, I came up with the idea of Tie Dye. I donate my revenue to charitable entities and donate some of the Tie Dye clothes I make to orphanages. My parents supported me by buying the materials and encouraged me all the way,” 11-year-old Fatema Tarabay shared with us.
“Our parents welcomed the idea. They try to spread the word about our project and continuously support us in bad and good times. We started first by selling our own creations. Currently, we’re taking it further to a platform where various designers can sell their work,” Craft House team (Shahd Tharwat, Nadine Essam, Merna Amr) shared with us. The designers are 17 years old.
Further reading: Rahet Bally Teens: Do You Ever Feel Unappreciated By Your Parents?