OMGmother Heather Piper Helps Children Play to Win
The devout aunt and godmother is also an energetic marketing professional, and she recently started her own company, SpyRing, that was inspired by her OMGson Kyle!
My OMGson’s Name: Kyle Piper
I decided to start SpyRing because…
Needless to say, I don’t care about obstacles and I was not going to idly stand by and allow this injustice to happen to a bright and smart little man. I wouldn’t take “I’m trying my hardest” as an excuse; I knew better and I believed in him. I tried everything from workbooks, to getting advice from teacher friends, even threatening Kyle and grounding him didn’t seem to be the answer, nor did it work.
After a trip to the Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., I developed a custom scavenger hunt to reinforce all scholastic school subjects, especially reading, which was his weakest subject. Kyle loved the game and loved the unique way he was being challenged. The next quarter, his grades began to improve. Soon I decided to modify the game and market it to help other children in a fun and interactive way. SpyRing was born!
What is SpyRing exactly?
SpyRing and Thrill of the Hunt are just starting to gain interest and recognition. As from the beginning, Kyle remains heavily involved in the strategic planning, the decision making process, and marketing and financial efforts. His ideas and suggestions are always taken into consideration, not to mention, that’s my opportunity to teach him about starting and running a business, even as I stumble through it and learn. One child started all this! One child can make a world of difference!
Did Kyle play a part in working with your company along the way?
What advice would you give to uncles, aunts, godparents out there who would like to plan fun activities with their OMGchildren?
Everything I do involves Kyle, not because I make him or expect him to follow my lead, but because he really wants to help and be a part of what I’m doing. My theory is a happy child is one who is fulfilled with learning and the experiences of togetherness. Kyle certainly fits this bill.
Thank you, Aunt Heather, for your great advice!
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