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”
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!