Why do kids, especially my teen daughter not understand or comprehend the meaning of money does not grow on trees? (And if it did, it would be a long while before anything grows back on my branches, esp. after buying the pair of basketball sneakers you told me you needed right before your first practice today, and now you're asking me for money for a field trip you don't really need to go to and miss school for, that you probably already told everyone you were going to.....) Oh, my withering tree...Answer Question
Answer by Razelda at 2:11 AM on Oct. 29, 2010
Answer by _Tam_ at 9:12 AM on Oct. 29, 2010
Answer by cara124 at 9:51 AM on Oct. 29, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:42 AM on Oct. 29, 2010
been there done that......... wish I had a sure fire answer for ya
Answer by sahlady at 3:50 PM on Oct. 29, 2010
Answer by jana741 at 8:23 PM on Oct. 29, 2010
We made ours get a job and they paid for their extras. They quickly learned the concept of money and spent it wisely and saved for the important things. Aside from the necessities my sons haven't been dependent on us for anything pricey since they were 11th graders. However, sports equipment (including shoes which we always purchased on sale) and school field trips fell under necessities (you need good sport specific shoes for sports and field trips are there for a reason) as did school/sports photos and I knew long before the event that money was needed for those things and made sure that we saved for things well in advance.
Answer by tracylynnr67 at 2:00 AM on Oct. 30, 2010
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