Sometimes adults also need lessons!
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Your last sentence says it all for those that are given everything that they desire. If they have to work for things, often they appreciate them more. In real life we are not handed everything on a silver platter...well, at least most of us. :)
"The thought process increases 10 fold when you are asking them to spend their OWN money." So true!!! Ha! That is a good lesson you are teaching them by showing them that they have to make choices. Money does not grow on trees!
So very true, FreezeFrame34. There is a huge difference!
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Sometimes it takes disasters like hurricanes or other types such as seem all too often these days to put wants and needs in perspective. Needs are relatively few in comparison to wants. Thanks for your answer.
Teaching by example is always the best method!