Probably, each parent loves his child to indulge with all sorts of goodies, new toys or trips to entertainment centers. This is good, but only the child very quickly gets used to the good and lovely plaintive requests, please gradually develop into impudent give.
How to raise a child in thrift
Personally, I think that a child should be taught money from the very young age. How to do this is a completely different question. Now I practice several methods.
For example, before going to the store, I warn my son that today we do not buy any sweets, toys and other things. At the same time, I can stand and wait a few minutes until my son agrees to this option. Of course, in the store, he quickly forgets about this agreement, but here I’m ready to remind you.
Usually a reminder of something like. Well, you promised me, and the adult boys keep their promises – are you already an adult or a little Lala who needs to be rolled in a wheelchair? is valid. Son sticks out his chest and says yes, he is already an adult. Accordingly, we have to go in silence and do not beg for anything else.
From the same area, excuses will grow up big and strong – then you will earn money and you will buy it yourself.
Except for this, I plan to launch a long-term program. I’m not satisfied with the children’s distant when I grow up. It so happened that this excuse from the shops and purchases from the child smoothly passed into all other areas of life. For example, we sit down writing scripts or teaching a rhyme, and in response to me – I will not now, I will learn when I grow up. Original
So, I decided to encourage the child for his hard work (the same recipe without blots or possible assistance to me in the kitchen – carrying dirty dishes from the table to the sink) with money. By such actions I kill two birds with one stone.
one. The son feels his importance and responsibility, feels himself adult and independent. It’s fine. A child from the very young age will understand that money just does not fall from the sky, and, I hope, realizes that it is not worth spending such heavily earned pennies on all sorts of nonsense.
2 I hope in this way to achieve significant progress in mathematics. The garden is now just started to learn the numbers. Up to five, we think it is great, and then something unimaginable begins. So let him study the little things well. So to say, visual application of the learned material.
And, of course, I hope that after such a practice, the son will start to take care of his toys more carefully and carefully, and then somehow it hurts me that expensive cars travel from the children’s corner to the bin after a couple of days.
What do you think will this technique work? I just started to enter it. I understand that there is no instant result, but I still hope for the best.