My 5yrs old daughter came back from my neighbor (& friend)' home dissappointed. She said my friend' s daughter has nicer toys and dolls and she doesn't like her toys and dolls (barbies) anymore. Well my friends are in a better financial situtation than us, they own a construction business thus making a lot of money.
How would you help your child be content with what she has? How would you help to protect your kid from comparison? (well, adults struggle with this too, but I don't want my child to become an unhappy adult always looking around at what others have and feel pitty about herself.
Have you ever be in my situation and how did you deal with that?
thanks a lot
Asked by Anonymous at 5:01 AM on Feb. 23, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by FlyMom07 at 5:45 AM on Feb. 23, 2009
Answer by tropicalmama at 6:32 AM on Feb. 23, 2009
Answer by yw8t4life at 11:29 AM on Feb. 23, 2009
My son has a toy store for a bedroom thanks to his wealthy grandparents. His friends have much less and he still thinks they have better stuff than him. They have different stuff so they see it as better. With my son we have put focus on the fact he is lucky to have what he has. We go to the homeless shelter on Saturday mornings to help feed breakfast. He has played with some of the homeless children and has realized he has it good. Even boxed up toys he loves to give to the shelter for the kids. He has helped me wash and pack up his old clothes to take there and has spent his own money to buy a little boy birthday gifts. My son is so busy now caring about others he forgets what he doesn't have and has learned to appreciate what he does have. He said he would rather be rich in love than money.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on Feb. 23, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Feb. 25, 2009