Eight Signs That There May Be A Problem:
1. Parents (and Grandparents) rarely say no to the children’s requests at stores
2. Children drop things in the shopping cart without asking and fully expecting the adult in his life to purchase whatever he wants
3. There is only a path from the child’s bedroom door to his bed
4. There is more week (or month) at the end of the paycheck
5. There is no budget that Mom and Dad follow so they don’t really even know how much they are spending on the children’s wishes
6. Christmases and birthdays don’t seem all that special because so much is given throughout the rest of the year
7. Buyer’s remorse sets in soon after Christmas or a birthday
8. The child throws a hissy fit, tantrum or other embarrassing scene when told “no” at the store
Just because all or nearly all of these signs exist at your house does not mean all hope should be lost. In fact, you can stop the madness!! You can make a plan, work the plan and find success in teaching your boy (or girl) the real value of a dollar.
If you have ideas that might help other families, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can all stop the madness together!