22 Jun We Should All Consider Giving our Children Fewer Presents this Holiday Season
Over indulging our children does not have to be a part of our holiday tradition! Not only is it terrible for our bank accounts, it is not the true meaning of the season. There is a well known ancient Chinese proverb that states, “Desire is the root of unhappiness”; the more a child wants, the less able they are to be content with what they already have, and they will always want more.
How do we make our children understand that more stuff isn’t more love? This article from the Frugal Girl
has some excellent tips on lowering your child’s expectations for Christmas. The author, Kristen, talks about not buying your child everything that they want the moment they want it. When they eventually do get something that they want they are much happier, because it’s more of a special event and not an everyday occurrence
We need to realise the best gift that we can give our children is not something you can wrap and put under the tree, rather it is spending these special times together.