Ages 2 to 6 – Resist the urge to splurge
Many parents, grandparents and families want their little ones to have the best of everything. They shower the child with “things.” For adults, it’s a way to celebrate a new child in the family. But for children, these gifts create a sense ...of abundance. Instead of one or two treasured stuffed animals, the child has a collection. These gifts are setting “abundance” as a norm, and with these gifts come an expectation that more is better. It’s a dangerous message that children will wrestle with all of their lives. Children who are content without mounds of material trappings will live simpler lives, less tempted by unnecessary spending and consumerism.
(Content adapted from themint.org)