“Claire … has never known a life that doesn’t include a camera being pointed in her direction. The first time she went viral, she was a toddler. When the family’s channel started to rake in the views, Claire says both her parents left their jobs because the revenue from the YouTube channel was enough to support the family and to land them a nicer house and new car … Once, she told her dad she didn’t want to do YouTube videos anymore and he told her they would have to move out of their house and her parents would have to go back to work, leaving no money for ‘nice things.'” Teen Vogue on Influencer Parents and The Kids Who Had Their Childhood Made Into Content.

+ I tried. Believe me, I tried. But as I wrote so many years ago … My Kids Refused to Go Viral.