The Value Of Money For Children

The Value Of Money For Children

In recent years we have seen how the consumer society in which we live motivates us to buy impulsively, although we do not really need many of those products. Therefore, adults themselves have been losing the meaning of the value of money and the effort that is necessary to obtain it. Through small gestures and daily habits, we transmit these anti-values ​​to children, who do not already have a very clear idea of ​​what money is for and what is the true price of things.

In fact, most children are not aware of where the money comes from, what it means, and how much effort it takes to get it. So much so that when they are very young they prefer several 10 cent coins instead of a single 2 euro coin and also think that with that amount they can buy whatever they want. Obviously, the reality is different and the sooner children understand it, the better.

Teaching a child what money means and what its true value is is not easy, but it is not mission impossible either. You can put some of these tips into practice:

Take your child shopping and show him the difference between a cheap price and an expensive one. You may not yet be ready to take in the numbers and you may not have mastered the concepts behind them, but you will understand that money is used to obtain products and that some cost more than others.

Explain that money is earned through hard work and that it is always limited. You can tell him that some people have more money than others and that is why there are those who can afford some purchases while others cannot. This way you can understand why some of his friends have things that he doesn’t have. It is also important that you explain that regardless of the amount of money you have, expenses should be limited and you should not buy things that are not needed.

Show him the advantages of creating a budget and matching the money that is brought in with the expenses. This way you will understand that you should not spend more than you have. Explain that sometimes it is normal to have some limitations due to lack of money and that it is important to learn to deal with them without feeling frustrated.

Let him know that it is not only important to know how to make money but also to learn how to spend it wisely. To do this, you can give him a weekly payment and explain that he should not buy on impulse, but by necessity and that he must plan the things he wants to buy, both in the short and long term.

Teach him to find good deals. When you go shopping, you can ask him to give you his opinion on the different product offers. This way you will not only learn to value the convenience of the offers but you will also feel important.

Talk about the value of sharing what you have. It is important for your child to learn that people who have greater economic possibilities should help the less favored and without belittling them. A good strategy is to take him to buy some toys and then go and donate them to an institution for children without subsidiary protection.

Preach by example. Remember that your child is always aware of your behaviors. Therefore, if he sees that you spend without measure and that you have things that you do not use, he will want to imitate you.

Children’s Stories Of Brothers Every Child Should Know

Children’s Stories Of Brothers Every Child Should Know

The youngest of the house had the exclusive affection of his parents for some time. In those years, a family balance was created that placed the child in the center of attention, so, faced with the prospect of having to share love with a little brother, it is normal for him to feel a little fear and jealousy to arise. The family will now have to achieve a new balance, for which it is essential to involve the older brother in all activities related to the baby and, above all, not to neglect the displays of affection.

In this sense, some children’s stories about siblings can be of great help. In fact, we must consider that stories are often much more effective than a talk since, through their characters, they make the child identify with the situations, at that moment their rational defenses go down and the message arrives with greater force so they increase the chances that the little one understands what is the most appropriate behavior.

Baby Abubé

Simon is a little bunny who plays and makes a lot of noise. However, since his little brother came home, he can’t make noise like before. Simón hopes the little one will leave soon but discovers that he will stay at home forever. At first, she rejects the intruder, but then little by little, she begins to accept him, while discovering how much fun having a brother can be. Its author is Stephanie Blake, an American writer living in Paris who has already written many other children’s books.

Fluff

Gloria Sánchez already has to her credit more than a dozen children’s books, among which is this beautiful story of a family of polar bears. The usual thing is that bears have only two cubs but in this case, Peluso has been the third and, as he is the weakest of the litter, he must always wait for his brothers to finish feeding and then settle for the remains. In this case, it is an ideal book to handle the jealousy of the younger brother.

I am the oldest!

Begoña Ibarrola is an author who is characterized by writing children’s stories with a high emotional content, which do not leave anyone indifferent. This book humanizes animals to address jealousy between siblings. Genaro is the protagonist, a frog who enjoyed the affection of his parents but as he grew up and other siblings arrived, his parents began to spend less and less time on him. The little toad was not happy with this situation so he asked the Magician Sapiondo to fulfill his greatest wish …

 

An intruder in the room

David Monserrat addresses in a very original way how some children experience the arrival of a new brother. The protagonist of the story is Toni, a boy who must face what he considers a great injustice: his parents have allowed an intruder to take over his room, only he is not an intruder in the most literal sense of the term but rather his little brother. Later, Toni realizes the advantages of this change, although it is difficult for her to accept it at first.