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How do you teach kids the difference between wants and needs?


Sometimes adults also need lessons!

 

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    Peggy Woods (Peggy W) 5 years ago

    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. :)

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    Peggy Woods (Peggy W) 5 years ago

    "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!

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    Peggy Woods (Peggy W) 5 years ago

    So very true, FreezeFrame34. There is a huge difference!

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    Peggy Woods (Peggy W) 5 years ago

    Teaching by example is always the best method!

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    Peggy Woods (Peggy W) 5 years ago

    Hi Alastar,

    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.

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