Teach Your Teen Independence With Amazon! @Amazon #Ad

*This is a sponsored campaign created in collaboration with Amazon and The Motherhood. All opinions are 100% my own.


    My son started high school this year and I have been using this time to start teaching him real life skills that he will be able to use as he gets older. This has included teaching him how to use a debit card when shopping in a store as well as going together to the bank to make deposits. Although he will always be my baby, it’s important that I encourage him to be more independent because one day he will be a grown man.

    Recently, he shared with me that he needed a book for his English class and I realized that it was the perfect opportunity to introduce him to the benefits of his own Amazon login. Since I have a Prime membership I can share some of the benefits of Prime with my teen at no extra cost. That includes access to:

  • Prime Shipping: Unlimited fast, Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 50 million items
  • Prime Video: Unlimited access to tens of thousands of movies and TV shows
  • Twitch Prime: In-game loot on Twitch and 20 percent off most pre-release boxed games

    The best part is that teens can make orders using the Amazon App and parents will receive a text or email showing the item, cost, shipping address and payment information. My son was able to create his own login and I was even able to set spending limits on his orders.


    Parents, you wouldn’t believe how easy it is to sign up your teen! Your teen can send you an invitation through SMS or email. You will then be prompted to choose your preferred payment method as well as the shipping address that your child can use to have orders delivered to. The moment your teen receives an invitation, they create their own login user name and password, and then download the Amazon App to start shopping.

    My son ordered the book he needed for his English class about the Salem Witch Trials. I’m excited for him to learn about this period in history and I was impressed that he was able to order the book on his own without me helping him. I was so relieved that the whole process was so easy and even more excited about how proud my son was for accomplishing the task of obtaining the book he needs for his class.


    Now that he has his own login, my son can be more independent and prove to me that he can be a smart and responsible shopper. I’m sure that when he starts working, and has to spend his own money, he will be a lot more frugal about his purchases. Until then, I can count on Amazon to keep me informed about all his orders and to let me control his spending limits!

To get started, and teach your teen more independence with Amazon, you can visit amazon.com/forteens

Let’s Discuss: What are some of the ways that you are teaching your teen to be more independent?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign created in collaboration with Amazon and The Motherhood. All opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. We love Amazon. This seems like a great thing to have and be part of. I shop on Amazon all the time.

  2. This sounds like a great feature that lets teens learn responsibility, but still having a lot of independence. Great post!

  3. Amazon is the best! This is a great feature to teach teen how to be responsible with money!

  4. I love your post, teens must learn something to be independent in a future life! Thank you for opening my eyes.

  5. This is a great service and I would love my daughter and son to be more ndependent. As long as I have the ability to monitor all their spending it is a win win and they get what they need.

  6. I love this. I had no idea that we could do something like this to help our teen with more independence. I am at that stage now, for the first time having to let go a bit and teach some independence.

  7. This is such a great idea! I love that it allows teens to be more independent but also allows you to keep an eye on purchases – I can imagine some teens trying their luck! It’s a good skill for the future.

  8. This is such a good idea! Amazon is a pretty stable community I believe (as far as I know lol) and this would totally help with teen independence!

  9. This is a great way to show your son responsibility and the value of money.

  10. Amazon and a teenager sound like a scary combination. But I love that they allow you to control what they purchase and keep an eye on them. When my son is older, I am going to have him sign up as well.

  11. How cool is that ?? We are currently counting down for Amazon to open up in Australia and I hope they offer this feature to us too!

  12. I love this! My teen needs a bit more practice with independence so this is a wonderful idea to help with that. With Christmas coming up, it’s a really great idea that’s for sure!

  13. Wow that’s so neat I had NO idea you could share Prime with people!!!!

  14. Great post, I still remember when our youngest learned about shopping and auctions on eBay and how he then became a “Sneaker Head” Entrepreneur. He and hubby also love shopping on Amazon and my son work hard in their Fulfillment Centers on his breaks from college.

  15. Wow, that’s a really cool feature to have and help build your teens trust and independence! I’m going to try this!

  16. We are just getting into all this tween phone stuff and I can’t seem to keep up but appreciate your post and what I can do with Amazon now too.

  17. I love Amazon! You are such a great mom to teach your kids independence. Every lesson shapes your child.

  18. Amazon is awesome and we have been Prime members for years. I’m so glad to know that teens can have their own accounts. Thanks for sharing this great way to teach them independence with their spending habits!

  19. This is a good idea. Independence with a little guided practice. Perfect combination.

  20. Cynthia Nicoeltti says

    Amazon is the best. I use all their services all the time. We all shop so many times a week. A Nice way to teach children.

  21. This is such a great idea for allowing kids to have a bit of independence but being able as a parent to still know what they are doing. I wish things like this had been around when I was growing up!

  22. Lindsey Mozgai says

    Amazon is seriously the best thing ever! There are so many great things that come with a prime membership!

  23. That’s great that you were able to share your Amazon Prime account with your son. It makes him more independent!

  24. That’s a great way of teaching independence and control of spending at the same time. I’ll let my parents know about this for my teenage sister. They have Prime. 🙂

  25. This is such a great idea!

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