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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    Beautiful boy.

    Keep it, buy a photo frame and put a lovely photo of the two of you in it.

    You should be very proud. What a lovely young man you have.
    This. And you can remind him how much you enjoy your lovely photo often as you walk past.

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    Default WWYD- unwanted mother's day gift

    Say thankyou.

    Try not to talk to your kids about how much things cost (especially essentials such as groceries) in the context of how you need/would like to have more money. Yes it's good to have kids who are financially aware so to speak - however it's a fine line. Family financial struggles are an adult issue that kids shouldn't be worrying about. Kids need a sense of security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Say thankyou.

    Try not to talk to your kids about how much things cost and/or how you would like to have more money. Yes it's good to have kids who are financially aware so to speak - however it's a fine line. Family financial struggles are an adult issue that kids shouldn't be worrying about. Kids need a sense of security.
    Another Dr. Phil gem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Another Dr. Phil gem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I saw an episode of Dr. Phil when looking after my nana...you 'sound' exactly like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    I saw an episode of Dr. Phil when looking after my nana...you 'sound' exactly like him.
    ... That wasn't a covert dig was it? Let's keep it clean

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    ... That wasn't a covert dig was it? Let's keep it clean
    Just an observation. Although I do disagree that you shouldn't talk to kids about how much things cost...I think it's really important kids know the value of things and understand that there isn't an endless supply of money.
    I used to offer my piggy bank money to my parent's when they couldn't afford things. They weren't involving me in adult issues, or making me feel insecure. But there comes to a point in your child's life where if you aren't educating them on the value of money you're really setting them up to fail in their adult life, imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Say thankyou.

    Try not to talk to your kids about how much things cost (especially essentials such as groceries) in the context of how you need/would like to have more money. Yes it's good to have kids who are financially aware so to speak - however it's a fine line. Family financial struggles are an adult issue that kids shouldn't be worrying about. Kids need a sense of security.
    I actually agree - not until they are older, maybe high school , teaching about money and saving and spending yes but not the family financial problems , they are too young to understand it and it may make them stress and worry over things they shouldn't have to just yet

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    I agree, don't burden kids with adult issues and esp ones over which they have no control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    . But there comes to a point in your child's life where if you aren't educating them on the value of money you're really setting them up to fail in their adult life, imo.
    I agree - however I don't think keeping the fact you are scrimping for groceries from an 8 year old is setting them up for failure. There are plenty of age appropriate ways to encourage financial responsibility at that age.


 

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