my son is 9 and he seems to be ok no matter what. he has friends that are wealthy and they have everything. he tells me about so and so and that they have this or that but never says he wants whatever they have. he just says its sooo cool. he doesn't really ask me for anything and when he does, if i tell him no, i tell him why, or i tell him to earn the money to buy it. he rarely gives me a hard time. don't get me wrong, i love that he is not envious of others but i'm wondering what his motivation will be to be successful when he gets older. i know wanting things is what motivated me to go to school and get a job when i was growing up (my mom/dad couldn't give me much) but i also know that having money isn't everyone's motivation. i would love for him to do what he loves and as long as he lives within his means, it's all good. but what if this is a sign that he'll be cool with living at home till he's 40??!! YIKES!!
Answer by balagan_imma at 8:21 AM on May. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:10 AM on May. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:12 AM on May. 11, 2009