My 4 year old DS wants everything, now I know this is normal but how do you mom's explain that this is not possible? We are sooo financially strapped at the moment. And I pray it is only at the moment. Christmas was small which is how it should be, I do not beleive they should get everything but how do you get them to understand that that is all there is?
You can't stop him from asking. But you can control your responses to his wanting. It usually is more about how bad a parent feels for not being able to splurge on her child or children. We all don't buy everything all the time but it is nice to know that we can do it every once in a while. The idea that we just can't do it at all is painful. So if this were me: I would tell my son that I really like the item he picked out. That I WISH that I could buy it right now but it costs more money than what I can do right now. Children this age do not understand how you can buy a cart full of groceries but not buy one tiny little toy. Just keep your head up, look him in the eyes, and hold firm. Don't ask him to stop wishing or dreaming. Don't say maybe later.
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