I don't like possessions (things). I would like to have many fewer things, less "stuff", kwim??? So I am trying to teach my 6yo to have respect for what we have instead of letting things break and expecting new ones. I want to have her use the same backpack and lunchbox as last year since they are in great shape.... but dh things she'll get made fun of and feel bad. I don't care - she needs to be respectful and appreciative of what we have and I think this is a good opportunity to teach her that. What do you think??? AM I running the risk of scaring the kid by making her use the same backpack as last year???
Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 3:16 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
I think there is a way to let her have what she wants in away that will increase the chance she will take care of it, or learn that she has to do something to earn more stuff. See what the cost of the new item is. Tell her what chores she has to do and how many times she has to do it to earn the item. People tend to appreciate what they earn more then what you just give them.
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