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The Reasons My Son is Crying Pembroke Images Are Humorous

— April 11, 2013 — Life-Stages
Father Greg Pembroke has documented the whimsical moods of his child in his Reasons My Son is Crying series. The images track many different scenarios, seen in the boy's sad face while taking a bath or at the dinner table.

Pembroke initially started his project via Facebook and Tumblr. He soon after attracted a great deal of attention, prompting him to further document the moods of his son Charlie and on occasion, his older son William. Paired with the pictures are humorous descriptions as the phrases read "We suggested that he play with a train" and "He threw his dinner plate on the ground. He now wants to eat dinner." In some cases however, the reasons for his tears are unknown.
Trend Themes
1. Whimsical Child Photography - Opportunities to market creative photo shoots of children that capture their moods and personalities.
2. Parenting Humor - The potential for humorous and relatable content that speaks to the challenges of parenting.
3. Online Parenting Communities - The demand for digital platforms that allow parents to share their experiences, tips and stories.
Industry Implications
1. Photography - Creative opportunities for photographers, artists and designers looking to capitalize on this trend.
2. Online Media - The opportunity to create and share parenting content with an online audience to increase engagement.
3. Parenting Tools and Resources - The potential for parenting coaches and consultants to provide specialized advice to parents in navigating everyday challenges related to raising children.
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