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Do your kids have too much stuff?

Do you find that you are buying a treat every time you take your kids to the grocery store or Target?  Do you feel like you have to bribe them with a new toy just for a bit of cooperation?

child-toy-takeover-427824_960_720So what happens to that new toy?  Is it a cheap something that breaks the second time they play with it?  Or a sweet treat?

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Try this:  Reward you kids with things they want to do rather than things they want to get.  You will be teaching them to value experiences or things.  Bonus your house, car, and purse will not be overrun with the crap they really don’t want or need.maxime-bhm-110048.jpg

Clutter control in disguise. Not only will your wallet thank you, your kids will too.

Have a great day!!!

Thanks Pamela

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#momslife #livingwithkids #reward

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I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

24 thoughts on “Do your kids have too much stuff?

  1. Yes! And thank you for the reminder. About a year ago we started rewarding our daughter with experiences rather than stuff. It helped us focus on our family and she had great stories to tell on Monday mornings. I have become lax in this area. I have a Princess Sofia toy in the back of my car to return… Oops. Oh, the return is totally approved – my daughter decided she wanted a new iPad app instead. :::embarrassed smiley:::

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  2. Nice tip. It seems that as new parents we all want to not give our kids too much stuff…but as time goes by before we know it that is what we are doing and we don’t even realize it. Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. My daughter in law is reading the book, “Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World.” She said she is learning a lot and it is definitely changing the way she and my son are raising their kids. I have noticed they are not having to bribe them like they used to….now they know they are expected to do things because they are part of the family.

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  4. I’ve started again now with my gorgeous granddaughters.. Lots of toys need to be sorted out! Sorry I’ve not been around for a while.. good to be on a ‘blog read catch up’! x

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  5. Nice tip. All the parents want to give their kids all the good stuffs! But is it necessary? Kids are always three minutes heat, they have too much stuffs and are all leave unused! Parents need to KNOW that most important thing for kids is LOVE!

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