The next time your child seems inspired by a teacher or a subject in school, write that teacher a note or e-mail to say thanks for helping your child learn and develop.
Talk about advertising with your kids and how they are being targeted to spend money. Help them make sense of the messages bombarding them and encourage them to save money instead of spending it quickly.
Talk about saving money in a positive way to your kids. Explain what you’re saving for and how you’re excited about that.
When your kids seem to get particularly antsy, give them some undivided love and attention and see what happens.
Go to the store with a budget and calculator and have your kids help add things up as they are placed in the cart. This teaches kids that families have budgets and also helps with math skills. If the total starts to go over your budget, reassess and put some things back.
All kids need developmental relationships to grow up healthy, caring, responsible, and productive. So, what’s the problem?
Promote peace in your household by reminding your child that it starts with each one of us. Teach problem solving and getting along with others early in life.
If your kids ask you to buy something, tell them they need to wait 24 hours. This gets kids out of the habit of “I have to have this now so let’s buy it now.” It slows down their purchases and gives them time to think.