Last week I received the following question – one that I know many parents face:

“Every time I go shopping, [my kids] always ask me to buy the toy, stuff, something they do not need – just something to buy.  Can you give me advice for this problem?  Thank you”
– Linh

BerenstainBears-GettheGimmies cover I am not sure the age of your children, but when I went through this with my children I relied on The Berenstain Bears by Jan and Stan Berenstain.  The Berenstain Bears “Get the Gimmies” is a great one. It’s just easier for a child to hear advice from someone other than a parent at times.  However, the most impactful teacher in a child’s life about money is a parent.  So, speak your mind in an age appropriate way and then follow that up with some help from another voice – like that of the Berenstain Bears!

Susan Beacham
Written by Susan Beacham
Susan Beacham founded Money Savvy Generation in 1999 after almost two decades in private banking and investment management complemented by considerable time teaching at the elementary level.

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